Former Kentucky police officer pleads guilty to lying on warrant for Breonna Taylor search

During the raid, Walker fired upon law enforcement, hitting one officer, which prompted them to return fire

Updated: August 24, 2022 - 2:54pm

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Former Louisville Metro Police Detective Kelly Hanna Goodlett on Tuesday admitted to falsifying an affidavit for the search of Breonna Taylor's apartment.

Goodlett pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to violate Taylor's civil rights, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal.

The officer admitted to falsely claiming that a postal inspector had already certified that Taylor was receiving packages on behalf of her ex-boyfriend, Jamarcus Glover, at her apartment, per the outlet.

During the raid, Taylor's then-current boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, fired upon law enforcement, hitting one officer, which prompted them to return fire. Taylor died accidentally during the exchange.

The Department of Justice on Aug. 4 arrested Goodlett, along with multiple current and former officers, in connection with the raid that led to Taylor's death. Among those arrested were Joshua Jaynes and Kyle Meany, in whose trials Goodlett is expected to appear as a key witness, according to the outlet.

Former detective Brett Hankison is charged in a separate indictment.

The DOJ opted against charging the officers that conducted the search, with Attorney General Merrick Garland saying "the officers who ultimately carried out the search at Taylor's apartment were not involved in the drafting of the warrant and were unaware of the false and misleading statements that it contained."

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