Mistrial declared after federal jury deadlocks in trial of ex-officer in deadly Breonna Taylor raid

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Jurors failed to reach a unanimous verdict on federal civil rights charges in the trial of a former Kentucky police officer charged in the death of Breonna Taylor, prompting the judge to declare a mistrial. Brett Hankison was charged with using excessive force during a March 2020 police search in Louisville that claimed the life of Taylor, a Black woman. Hankison fired 10 shots after officers came under fire during the drug warrant search on March 13, 2020. None of his bullets struck anyone, but prosecutors said Hankison violated the rights of Taylor and others in firing...

 

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