LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A pair of Louisville Metro Police officers were shot shortly before curfew went into effect Wednesday night following protests that erupted earlier in the day after only one former officer was charged in the case of Breonna Taylor's death. Since then, arrests were made after protesters clashed with police in the afternoon. Several fires were set throughout Louisville, including one at the Hall of Justice.
Wanton Endangerment charges were filed against the former LMPD officer Brett Hankison in the March shooting that led to the death of Taylor, a judge announced Wednesday afternoon.
Jefferson County Circuit Judge Annie O’Connell announced the findings of the Jefferson County Grand Jury. Three counts of 1st degree wanton endangerment for Hankison. It appears none of those charges involve shooting Breonna Taylor, the charges are related to shots fired into neighboring apartments.
None of the officers face charges in connection with the death of Taylor.
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10:54 pm — Crump: “It is righteous anger tonight." “This district attorney general presented to the grand jury to get the result that he wanted.”
“There are two justice systems in America: One for Black America and one for white America.”10:52 pm — “In this instance, this grand jury proceeding was outrageous. The DA can indict a ham sandwich if they wanted to. We strongly feel they did not want an indictment against these police officers.”
10:51 pm — Crump: It’s like “legalized genocide of colored people because no matter how much evidence we have, they always find a way to try to legally justify and it’s like Dr. King said, ‘Just because it’s legal, don’t make it right.’”
10:48 pm —Ben Crump tells CNN Taylor’s family is “outraged” and it’s “heartbreaking."
Crump: “It’s like killing Breonna all over again.”
10:14 pm — LMPD confirms two officers shot. Acting Chief Robert Schroeder says one of the officers is in surgery but that both officers received non-life threatening injuries. A suspect is in custody. Neither officer has been identified yet.