Louisville police documents in the deadly Breonna Taylor raid reveal internal disagreements about whether officers were justified in using deadly force, according to a newspaper report.
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The officer said in a statement that the U.S. Justice Department's announcement this week that it is investigating the Louisville Metro Police Department did not affect his decision.
The jurors who sat quietly off-camera through three weeks of draining testimony in Derek Chauvin’s murder trial in George Floyd’s death moved into the spotlight Tuesday, still out of sight but now in control of verdicts awaited by a skittish city.
Both sides will make their final cases to the jury before they begin deliberating, following three weeks of sometimes emotional testimony.
News of Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly’s book has drawn online criticism.
Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, who was wounded in the March 13, 2020, shooting, sent an email that was critical of police and city leadership.
The heartfelt testimony came as prosecutors sought to humanize Floyd, the 46-year-old Black man who died last May after former Minneapolis Police officer Chauvin knelt on his neck and back for more than 9 minutes.
The law Beshear signed Friday is not the total statewide ban many demonstrators called for. But it only permits no-knock warrants if there is “clear and convincing evidence” of a violent crime.
The testimony came on the eighth day of Chauvin's criminal trial as several investigators and forensic scientists testified about what they found at the crime scene.
In particular, the chief said Chauvin's kneeling on Floyd for nine minutes and 29 seconds was a violation of the policies around de-escalation, objectively reasonable use of force and requirement to render aid.