LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Former Louisville Metro Police Detective Brett Hankison pleaded not guilty to three counts of wanton endangerment at his arraignment Monday.
Hankison is the sole officer facing charges in connection to Breonna Taylor's death, though his charges are related to shots that hit a neighboring apartment.A grand jury ruled the other two officers, Myles Cosgrove and Jonathon Mattingly, were protected by acting in self-defense after Taylor's boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, admitting to firing the first shot.
Hankison was booked into the Shelby County Detention Center but was released shortly after by posting a $15,000 cash bond.
After the plea, Judge Ann Bailey Smith said the bond is on the condition that Hankison makes all his court appearances and does not have a firearm. His attorney, Stewart Matthews, asked that the judge reconsider the weapons restriction on the grounds of self-defense. Matthews said his client has been getting threats. The judge said no to that request.
Hankison is due in court on Oct. 28 at 11 a.m. for a pre-trial conference.