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Guilty Plea in Breonna Taylor Case Prompts Louisville Police Distrust

Revelations about the search warrant that led to Breonna Taylor’s death in 2020 have reopened old wounds in Louisville’s Black community and disrupted the city’s efforts to restore trust in the police department, the Associated Press reports.


Former Louisville officer Kelly Goodlett admitted in federal court that she and another officer falsified information in the warrant. That confirmed to many, including U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, that Taylor never should have been visited by armed officers. Protest leaders who took to the streets of Kentucky’s largest city after she was fatally shot by police say Goodlett’s confession confirms their suspicions that Louisville police can’t be trusted and that systemic issues run deep. They say officers abused demonstrators after the botched raid, and that her fatal shooting is just one of many reasons why the community remains wary.

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