LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Mayor Greg Fischer (D) announced the Louisville Metro Police Department will be terminating Officer Brett Hankison, one of the police officers involved in the death of Breonna Taylor.
Fischer and interim Chief Robert Schroeder made the announcement Friday but couldn't share any details.
“Unfortunately, due to a provision in state law that I very much would like to see changed, both the Chief and I are precluded from talking about what brought us to this moment, or even the timing of this decision,” the Mayor said, citing KRS Chapter 67c point 326 (1) (f).
Taylor was killed when Hankison and two other officers executed a no-knock warrant at her apartment on March 13.
LMPD released the Hankison's termination letter. It says he violated two Standard Operating Procedures, including four counts of Obedience to Rules and Regulations and 10 counts of Use of Deadly Force during the incident that led to Taylor's death.
Following Taylor's death and city-wide protests, several women came forward with accusations of sexual assault against Hankison. Separate from the Taylor investigation, LMPD's Public Integrity Unit began an investigation into those allegations along with the Ketucky Public Corruption/Civil Rights Task Force which consists of LMPD, Kentucky State Police and the Kentucky Attorney General's Office.
Fischer previously called for a broader review of the allegations and demanded that Hankison be removed from his position on the Louisville Police Merit Board. Fischer also directed LMPD to not submit any cases to the Police Merit Board until the matter was resolved.
Fischer did not comment any further on Hankison's termination.
Meanwhile, the FBI was at Taylor's apartment on Springfield Drive Friday condiucting its own investigation into the case.