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Louisville police department fires 2 officers involved in fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor

Almost eleven months after the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor two police officers have been terminated from the Louisville police department

Police in Louisville, Kentucky, Sept. 23
Police in Louisville, Kentucky, Sept. 23
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Updated: January 6, 2021 - 12:01pm

The Louisville Metro Police Department fired two officers involved in the raid of Breonna Taylor's home that ended in the death of the 27-year-old back in March. 

Detectives Joshua Jaynes and Myles Cosgrove were officially terminated on Tuesday, according to the department. Cosgrove fired the shot that killed Taylor during a confrontation between the late Taylor's boyfriend and the officers who had entered the home using a no-knock warrant.

Jaynes was not physically at Taylor's apartment, but had secured the search warrant that led to the fatal confrontation. 

Back in June, Detective Brett Hankison was fired and subsequently charged with reckless endangerment for allegedly firing blindly into the apartment. However, no criminal charges were sought in her death.