2 Louisville Police Officers SHOT During Protests- After Breonna Taylor Grand Jury Decision

Two Louisville Police Officers have been shot amid growing unrest after the grand jury decision on the Breonna Taylor case. The police officers were shot just before 8:30pm Wednesday night.

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The incident happened shortly after the Kentucky grand jury brought no murder charges against the police officers who were at the scene of Taylor’s death. Brett Hankison, one of the police officers involved in the case was indicted for wanton endangerment. He blindly fired 10 shots into Taylor’s apartment after one of his colleagues was shot in the leg by Taylor’s boyfriend. There are future potential violations of federal law in connection with the raid that are presently being investigated by the FBI.

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At the current time it remains unclear if Wednesday’s shootings are related to the protests following the court’s decision. Both officers have been transported to University Hospital.

Tuesday evening, Black Lives Matter protesters and agitators had already started their protest march from Jefferson Square Park to Broadway. The National Guard was deployed according to reporters.

The FBI Louisville SWAT team responded to the shooting incident and will continue to assist in the investigation. At this time there is no further information on the shooting or the officer’s condition.

Unlawful assembly has already been declared in Louisville.

Update: The police statement was very brief. Two officers were shot and both are in stable condition with non-life threatening injures. One is in surgery. A suspect has been arrested.


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