It’s been more than two years since the raid into Breonna Taylor’s home and despite being cleared by the state Attorney General, four Louisville police officers have been fired after the Department of Justice filed federal charges against multiple officers involved with her death.
According to the Louisville Courier-Journal, the most recent firing came Friday. Sgt. Kyle Meany is accused of knowing the warrant used to complete the no-knock raid was based on false information and tried to cover it up.
Louisville Police Chief Erika Shields released a statement saying in part, “I made the decision to terminate Sgt. Kyle Meany after careful consideration and not with ease.”
Meany can file an appeal to overturn his termination through the Police Merit Board, however, that body rarely goes against the Police Chief.
Meany has pleaded not guilty to the federal charges from the DOJ.
In total, four officers tied to the fatal shooting have been fired. The first firing came on June 2020, two more officers were terminated in January 2021, and Meany now nearly two-and-a-half years later is the fourth.
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