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Judge Pushes Back Trial Date For Former Officer Involved In Breonna Taylor’s Home Raid

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A judge announced on Friday that a new date has been set for Brett Hankison’s trial. Judge Ann Bailey Smith pushed the trial date from August 31 of this year to February 1, 2022, according to reports by NBC News. This means the trial will be delayed for six additional months. The Jefferson County Circuit […]

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A judge announced on Friday that a new date has been set for Brett Hankison’s trial. Judge Ann Bailey Smith pushed the trial date from August 31 of this year to February 1, 2022, according to reports by NBC News. This means the trial will be delayed for six additional months. The Jefferson County Circuit Court judge named “a court slowdown caused by pandemic restrictions” as the formal reason for the date change.

Additionally, the judge listed “logistical issues” as a cause for the delay. The issues in question involve jury selection and practicing COVID-19 safety measures. Questions were raised on how the jury would be kept socially distanced and whether trial witnesses would be allowed to wear masks.

As you might remember, Brett is one of the former Louisville, Kentucky police officers who was involved in the raid of Breonna Taylor’s home. He is the only officer charged in the case.

Brett is facing three counts of wanton endangerment for allegedly shooting into the apartment of one of Breonna’s former neighbors. This allegedly happened while serving the search warrant for the raid that ended in Breonna’s death. The warrant came about from a drug investigation into Jamarcus Glover, who was Breonna’s former boyfriend at the time. According to Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, Brett fired off 10 rounds of bullets from the outside of the property.

 

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Brett was indicted by a grand jury last September, but pled not guilty to the charges. At the time of the indictment, Brett was booked for his alleged crimes. However, he ended up posting a $15,000 bail and was released from the Shelby County Detention Center.

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We recently reported that another officer involved in the shooting will be publishing a book on the deadly incident. Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly wrote the book, which is titled “The Fight For Truth: The Inside Story Behind the Breonna Taylor Tragedy.”

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