LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Next month, the former Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) detective who fired the shot that killed Breonna Taylor in her apartment last year will make his case as to why he should get his job back.

What You Need To Know

  • Myles Cosgrove is trying to get his job back at LMPD

  • The former detective was fired in Jan. for failing to "properly identify a target" when he shot 16 rounds during the Breonna Taylor raid in March of 2020

  • The FBI concluded that Cosgrove fired the shot that killed Taylor

  • Cosgrove's appeal hearing begins Nov. 9

Myles Cosgrove, who was fired from LMPD in Jan., is trying to get his job back. He'll appear at five Louisville Metro Police Merit Board hearings in Nov. and Dec. to make his case, officials with Louisville Metro confirmed to Spectrum News 1.

Cosgrove's hearing will run Nov. 9-10, continuing Dec. 13-15. All hearings are set to begin at 9 a.m. ET.

The former detective was fired by acting LMPD Chief Yvette Gentry for failing to "properly identify a target" when he shot 16 times into Breonna Taylor's home during a no-knock raid. After a thorough FBI investigation, officials concluded that he fired the shot that killed 26-year-old Taylor, striking her pulmonary artery.

"The shots you fired went in three different directions, indicating you did not verify a threat or have target acquisition," Gentry's letter read. "In other words, the evidence shows that you fired wildly at unidentified subjects or targets located within an apartment."

Cosgrove was fired on the same day as Joshua Jaynes, the former detective accused of lying on the search warrant used to justify the raid on Taylor's apartment.

Jaynes appealed to the Police Merit Board to get his job back in June, but was denied in a unanimous vote. He sued in Sept. in an attempt to overturn that ruling.

No one has been criminally charged with Taylor's death.


Facebook Twitter