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Thu Aug 4, 2022, 11:10 AM

DOJ charges 4 current, former police officers in connection with raid that killed Breonna Taylor

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Source: ABC

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Thursday that the Department of Justice has filed charges against four former and current Louisville police officers in connection with the death of Breonna Taylor. The charges include civil rights offenses, unlawful conspiracies, unconstitutional use of force and obstruction offenses.

"The federal charges announced today allege that members of a Police Investigations Unit falsified the affidavit used to obtain the search warrant of Ms. Taylor's home and that this act violated federal civil rights laws, and that those violations resulted in Ms. Taylor's death," Garland said in a news conference.

The federal charges against officer Joshua Jaynes, former Louisville detective Kelly Goodlett and officer Kyle Meany allege that they violated Taylor's 4th Amendment rights when they sought a warrant to search Taylor's home while knowing they lacked probable cause, and that they knew their affidavit supporting the contained false and misleading information and omitted other material information, resulting in her death. Goodlett and Jaynes have been charged with conspiracy for allegedly falsifying the affidavit for a search warrant, according to the justice department.

Prosecutors allege that Jaynes and Goodlett met in a garage after Taylor's death "where they agreed to tell investigators" looking into the botched raid "a false story."

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/US/doj-announces-charges-connection-raid-killed-breonna-taylor/story



EDITED... original story posted:

Feds Charges Cop Who Lied in Breonna Taylor Search Warrant Application

The FBI arrested Joshua Jaynes on Thursday morning and charged him with federal civil rights violations.

The FBI has arrested and charged Joshua Jaynes, the former Louisville Metro Police Department detective who lied on the search warrant application that let officers raid Breonna Taylor's home. The disastrous "no-knock" warrant in March 2020 ended up with Taylor dead.

WAVE3 reported that Jaynes was arrested early Thursday morning and is charged with federal civil rights violations.

Jaynes wrote in the search warrant that he "verified with a U.S. Postal Inspector" that Taylor's ex, whom police suspected of dealing drugs, had been receiving mail at her address. However, an internal investigation found that Jaynes had not verified the information with a postal worker himself, but rather relied on another officer's false word.

In fact, the officer with whom Jaynes spoke, Jonathan Mattingly, was not in contact with a postal inspector either. Mattingly only ever got the information from a different police department. The investigation found not only that Jaynes lied about his verification efforts, but that there were never any relevant packages arriving at Taylor's home.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/fbi-charges-former-louisville-cop-joshua-jaynes-who-lied-on-search-warrant-for-breonna-taylor-raid



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Reply DOJ charges 4 current, former police officers in connection with raid that killed Breonna Taylor (Original post)
demmiblue Thursday OP
John1956PA Thursday #1
jaxexpat Thursday #2
Roc2020 Thursday #16
stevil Thursday #22
Withywindle Thursday #24
electric_blue68 Friday #28
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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 11:18 AM

1. About time! The police affidavit caused Ms. Taylor's death. n/t

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 12:07 PM

2. THIS is defunding the police, with punitive prejudice.

Make it so every LEO will experience the same scrutiny and feel the same sense of exposure that their victims feel. Make it so the stupid ones will be no longer wear a badge and carry a gun. But rather their stupidity will make them and their criminal attitudes absolutely ineligible for employment in law enforcement anywhere. That new and informed perception of the responsibilities of policemen needs to be felt all the way to the top in every city and state in the country.

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Response to jaxexpat (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 01:17 PM

16. AYE AYE

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Response to jaxexpat (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 03:49 PM

22. This

1000X.

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Response to jaxexpat (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 06:35 PM

24. THIS

No more impunity, immunity, or excuses. No more wink-nudge and high-fives from white pigs when an innocent person of color is killed. No more white supremacist gang mentality in the police ranks. Murder is murder and a uniform justifies nothing.

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Response to Withywindle (Reply #24)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 04:13 AM

28. And this.

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Response to jaxexpat (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 04:13 AM

27. Well said!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 12:09 PM

3. I missed this

I am deleting my LBN thread on same topic

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 12:21 PM

4. Better late than never?

Jeez, 2 years?

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Response to AllyCat (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 12:45 PM

8. And a new AG& POTUS helped

Apricothellbeast & Bill Barr were there in March 2020.

Elections have consequences, this is one.

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Response to irisblue (Reply #8)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 01:00 PM

11. True. No wonder it is taking them so long for everything

There must be so many crimes to uncover and make appropriate charges.

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Response to AllyCat (Reply #11)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 01:06 PM

12. Barr, as I recall was not much for civil rights enforcement.

Source-https://www.pogo.org/analysis/2020/09/injustice-tracking-bill-barrs-misconduct-as-attorney-general


snip-"Prioritizing Politics over Justice

A fundamental premise of a fair justice system is that all Americans are treated equally. The Justice Department, which is charged with investigating and prosecuting federal crimes, can only be effective if it not only is perceived as conducting its work free of political influence, but actually conducts its work in a nonpartisan and independent manner. Although policy priorities may shift from administration to administration, a fundamental commitment to enforcing the law and protecting national security without regard to inappropriate political influence has traditionally been baked into the culture of the department. When public confidence begins to erode in the department's independent exercise of its substantial powers, public safety and national security are weakened, and our collective societal fabric begins to fray.
óCarrie Cordero, Robert M. Gates Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security, and former Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for National Security"


snip-Interfering with Impartial Prosecutions

Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson was also the chief prosecutor of the Nuremburg War Crimes Tribunals. Before these positions, he served as attorney general and spoke to a group of United States Attorneys about the discretion a prosecutor has over a person's "life, liberty and reputation." He deemed the power as good if used properly but if driven by improper motives, the prosecutor becomes "one of the worst". Having been a state, military, and federal prosecutor, I attest to the non-negotiable requirement that prosecutions must be based solely on the evidence and the law. Given the enormous power prosecutors wield, politics cannot play a part in charging decisions. Any deviation from this historical practice is anathema to the rule of law
óDavid Iglesias, Former United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico."


much more there

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Response to irisblue (Reply #12)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 01:11 PM

14. And he did exactly nothing. Bill Barr.

What a complete dangerous disaster he was. And we are still cleaning up the mess.

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Response to AllyCat (Reply #14)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 05:14 PM

23. Worse, we don't, at this time, know the extent of the "mess" he intentionally engendered.

The good news? He's such a clumsy, ham-handed clod that once his trail is discovered, it should be easy to track. The bad news? When you find just what he's clumsily lodged in some legalistic cranny or bureaucratic nook, it may be irremovable. I suspect it's all, like stolen bank money, dyed. The color of the dye should reveal the identity of the culprit, federalist blue blood.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 12:23 PM

5. Yes! I'm so happy about this! nt

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 12:42 PM

6. Great news. Hopefully this development will lead to long overdue justice for Taylor

and result in top-down house cleaning of the LMPD.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 12:43 PM

7. Good. n/t

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 12:46 PM

9. This is excellent news.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 12:49 PM

10. Great News and about damn time.

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Response to flying_wahini (Reply #10)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 02:15 AM

26. Amen!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 01:08 PM

13. This is excellent news.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 01:14 PM

15. While the truth of "justice delayed is justice denied" ...

... can't be denied, I'll take this as a good faith effort!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 01:31 PM

17. I love the smell of vindication in the morning

Posted by Rocknation 10/30/2020: "Four search warrants had been approved, at least one of them was no-knock, and at least one of them contained Breonna's name and address. If they SHOULDN'T have been on the warrant, THAT'S legitimate grounds for civil (if not criminal) charges."


Rocknation

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 01:43 PM

18. Mattingly? That name rings a bell

10/30/2020: Louisville police officer sues boyfriend of Breonna Taylor for emotional distress

Posted by Rocknation: "Breonna's family...are now $12M richer from the settlement they accepted...This could be Mattingly's way of getting a slice -- that is, maybe his ulterior motive is to get them to come up with some 'quick cash' just to make the lawsuit 'go away!'"


Rocknation

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 02:04 PM

19. DAMN!!!

a first responder who helped save lives, shot 8 times, ignored as she bled out on the floor. To go in guns blazing tells me everything. When a lawfully licensed private citizen responds thinking it was a home invasion fires back the hail of bullets by the 'police officer-executioners of black people must have been a storm. "SAY HER NAME". Say their names! Sandra Bland, Tamir Rice, Michael Brown jr, Trayvon Martin, and on and on all the way back to Jamestown 1619. American slavery was one of the cruellest, most brutal and fatal in the history of this planet. And the brutality and genocide have never stopped.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 02:13 PM

20. This is EXCELLENT news.

Very glad to hear this.

So those lousy, rotten, lazy, racist cops didn't just show up at her door by "mistake" that night. They went in with trumped up search warrants that were based on outright lies! I hope they get convicted of everything and are "rewarded" with a nice long stay in a federal pen.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 02:40 PM

21. Long overdue! This has been so badly/unfairly handled and I feel for the family.

Every time I see her photo with that amazing smile I know we lost a great human.

May justice finally come to her and her family now.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 07:20 PM

25. K&R

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 04:16 AM

29. Good! Some truth coming out.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Aug 8, 2022, 09:09 AM

30. Kick

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