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Kentucky County Hires Ex-Louisville Officer Who Killed Breonna Taylor

The former Louisville police officer who fatally shot Breonna Taylor has a new job in law enforcement in another Kentucky county, the Associated Press reports. The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office hired Myles Cosgrove, who was fired from the Louisville Metro Police Department in 2021 for violating use-of-force procedures and failing to use a body camera during the raid on Taylor’s apartment. Taylor, a Black woman, was killed March 13, 2020, by police executing a narcotics search warrant. None of the three white officers who fired into Taylor’s home was charged by a grand jury in her death. Robert Miller, chief deputy in Carroll County, pointed to that fact in confirming Cosgrove’s hiring.

A protest in Carroll County was planned Monday in response to the hiring. Investigators said Cosgrove fired 16 rounds into the apartment after the front door was breached and that Taylor’s boyfriend fired a shot at them. he Kentucky Law Enforcement Council voted not to revoke Cosgrove’s state peace officer certification. That meant he could apply for other law enforcement jobs in the state.


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