Type to search

Powered by Topple

News

Officer who ordered fatal no-knock warrant for Breonna Taylor’s apartment will not return to job

Kaylee Greenlee, DCNF

The police detective who ordered the fatal no-knock warrant for Breonna Taylor’s apartment in Louisville, Kentucky, will not return to his job, the Associated Press reported Thursday.

The Louisville Metro Police Merit Board voted 4-0 to stand by the decision to fire former officer Joshua Jaynes after three days of hearings and hours of deliberation, according to the AP. Taylor was fatally shot on March 13, 2020, after Jaynes obtained a warrant to search the residence for drugs.

Former interim Police Chief Yvette Gentry fired Jaynes in January because he was “untruthful” about how he got some of the information about Taylor included in the warrant, the AP reported.

Jaynes told Louisville police investigators in 2020 that he did not verify whether a person suspected of drug trafficking received mail at Taylor’s address despite saying in a previous affidavit that he had, according to the AP. He told investigators he relied on information from another officer.

Jaynes’ lawyer Thomas Clay said the former officer didn’t lie on the previous affidavit and that he wasn’t responsible for verifying information given to him by another law enforcement official, the AP reported.

Jaynes is expected to appeal the board’s ruling in a circuit court following the official order, Clay said, according to the AP.

For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact [email protected]
Daily Caller News Foundation

Founded by Tucker Carlson, a 25-year veteran of print and broadcast media, and Neil Patel, former chief policy adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney, The Daily Caller News Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit providing original investigative reporting from a team of professional reporters that operates for the public benefit.

  • 1
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!
DON’T MISS OUT!
Subscribe To Our Newsletter
There are a million ways to get your news.
We want to be your one in a million.
Stay Updated
Give it a try, you can unsubscribe anytime.
close-link
%d bloggers like this:
Send this to a friend