One of the Louisville Metro Police officers who killed Breonna Taylor is being fired, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said Friday.
The police chief “is initiating termination procedures against Officer Brett Hankison,” Fischer due to a provision in state law that I would very much like to see changed, both the chief and I are precluded from talking about what brought us to this moment or even the timing of this decision,” Fischer said.
Police Chief Robert Schroeder sent Hankison a letter Friday, according to local media, in which he informed the officer of “my current intention to terminate your employment with the Louisville Metro Police Department,” citing a review of the investigation.
I cannot tolerate this type of conduct by any member of the Louisville Metro Police Department.
Taylor’s death — along with several other recent incidents of police brutality against Black people, including a white Minneapolis police officer killing George Floyd by kneeling on his neck — have sparked massive protests and reckonings around the country in recent all HuffPost superfans!