This announcement comes more than six months after Breonna Taylor was killed inside her apartment.
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Two Louisville police officers were shot during Black Live Matter riots on Wednesday night, the police chief said, after a grand jury decided to not charge any officer in the killing of Breonna Taylor, instead indicting one former detective for recklessly firing into another apartment during the raid of Ms. Taylor’s home.
The grand jury recommended three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment for former Louisville police officer Brett Hankison. The charges were for firing into the apartments of Taylor’s neighbors.
No other officers involved were indicted.
Brett Hankison has been released from the Shelby County Detention Center following his indictment for wanton endangerment charges.
Hankison was booked at 4:30 p.m. and released at 5:02 p.m. after posting his $15,000 bail, the jail told WHAS11. The jail did not release who paid the bond.
Livestreamers in Louisville confirm shots fired at police.
Drew Hernandez is on the ground:
They shot real guns at the police:
11:03 p.m. Louisville Metro police confirm 46 people have been arrested so far today/tonight during unrest after the Breonna Taylor decision. No officers were charged related to her death. Former officer Brett Hankison was charged with Wanton Endangerment for ‘blindly firing’ 10 rounds some of the bullets went into the apartment next to Taylor’s.
10:44 p.m. President Trump tweets prayers to Louisville officers who were shot. Also said has spoken to Governor Andy Beshear.
10:12 p.m. LMPD Chief Robert Schroeder confirms two officers were shot this evening around 8:30 p.m. near 1st and Broadway while responding to reports of shots fired.
Both officers are currently undergoing treatment at University of Louisville Hospital. One of the officers is alert and stable. The other is in surgery and stable.