Louisville Police Dept fires officer involved in Breonna Taylor's death

The Louisville Metro Police Department announced Tuesday that it has fired Brett Hankison, one of the officers involved in the March shooting death of 26-year-old emergency medical worker Breonna Taylor. In a letter to Hankison tweeted by the department, the Louisville police chief called his conduct "a shock to the conscience."

The letter states that Hankison was found to have violated two standard operating procedures: obedience to rules and regulations and use of deadly force.

"I cannot tolerate this type of conduct by any member of the Louisville Metro Police Department," he added. "Your conduct demands your termination." 

The three officers involved in the shooting — Hankison, Jon Mattingly and Myles Cosgrove — had all been placed on administrative reassignment throughout the investigation. None of the officers have been charged,despite widespread protestsand calls for arrests.

Source: CBS News

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