On Wednesday, a grand jury in Jefferson County, Kentucky brought back charges against only one of the Louisville Metro Police officers involved in the botched raid that resulted in Breonna Taylor’s death.
Former detective Brett Hankison was indicted on three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment. Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and Detective Myles Cosgrove, two other officers who have been under scrutiny, were not indicted in the case.
Hankison was the only one of the three officers who was fired “for extreme indifference to the value of human life” when he “wantonly and blindly fired ten rounds into the apartment of Breonna Taylor.” The other two officers have been on administrative leave.
Although Hankison is facing charges, those charges are not related to Taylor’s death, or for Hankison wantonly firing into Taylor’s apartment the night she died, the Louisville Courier-Journal reports. The charges claimed that Hankison “wantonly shot a gun” into three apartments occupied by individuals who were identified by their initials. None of those initials were BT.
Wanton endangerment is a class D felony. If convicted, an offender faces one to five years in prison. Judge Annie O’Connell set a $15,000 cash bond for Hankison, and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.