Charges dropped against boyfriend of police shooting victim Breonna Taylor
Charges were dropped today against Kenneth Walker, who was facing an attempted murder charge. Walker, a legal gun owner, opened fire after plain clothed officers executed a “no knock warrant.”
Police were looking for a suspect already in custody who did not live at the victim’s apartment, according to a lawsuit filed by Taylor’s family. Walker was in the home when police entered, without announcing themselves, and he assumed they were intruders. Officers ultimately killed Breonna Taylor, Walker’s girlfriend, in the exchange.
Attorney Tom Wine, a Commonwealth attorney for Louisville, KY, announced that his office will move to dismiss the case against Walker, after the police ”woefully misled” the grand jury in the case.
“I believe that additional investigation is necessary,” Wine said, implying that the grand jury should have seen more information before deciding to indict Walker.
This is a developing story.
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