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Cops Face Charges Over Faking Warrant in Breonna Taylor Raid

  • Attorney General Garland announces charges from 2020 shooting
  • Taylor’s death fueled movement against police racial bias
A photo of Breonna Taylor during a Defend Black Women March in Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington, D.C.

A photo of Breonna Taylor during a Defend Black Women March in Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington, D.C.

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The US Justice Department is charging four current and former Louisville police officers in connection to the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman, during the execution of a search warrant in 2020.

Three of the officers were accused of playing a role in securing the warrant to search her home when they knew they didn’t have the evidence to support it and taking steps to cover their tracks later. A fourth officer allegedly fired 10 shots into Taylor’s apartment when there was no justification for using deadly force.