The Louisville Police Department department has released the incident report in the killing of Breona Taylor, a 26-year-old unarmed black EMT and aspiring nurse from Kentucky who was fatally shot March 13 by police while they carried out a search warrant on the wrong apartment. The move comes nearly three months after the incident. Except, the report is almost entirely blank.
Taylor was at her Springfield Drive apartment around 12:40 a.m. when the three plainclothes officers used a no-knock search warrant signed by District Judge Mary Shaw to enter her home as part of a narcotics investigation.
The four-page report lists the time, date, case number, incident location and the victim’s name — Breonna Shaquille Taylor — as well as the fact that she is a 26-year-old black female.
The report redacts Taylor’s street number, apartment number and date of birth — all of which have been widely reported already.
And it lists as her injuries, “none,” even though she was shot at least eight times and died on her hallway floor in a pool of blood, according to attorneys for her family.
It lists the charges as “death investigation — LMPD involved” but checks the “no” box under “forced entry,” even though officers used a battering ram to knock in Taylor’s apartment door.
It also lists under the “Offenders” portion of the report the three officers who fired in Taylor’s apartment, fatally shooting her — Sgt. Jon Mattingly, 47; Myles Cosgrove, 42; and Brett Hankison, 44.
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Read the report below:
The city has also released Walker’s 911 call — but only after an attorney for Taylor’s family gave it to news media hours earlier.