HarthorneWingo wrote:Pointgod wrote:HarthorneWingo wrote:I have to admit, I had not followed the details of Breonna Taylor's case. I thought the officer's broke into the wrong residence and just started shooting. I have since learned the following which, to me, are not good facts for the prosecution. They are:
1. That the PD obtained a warrant for that address based on the allegations/investigative facts regarding criminal drug activity at that residence. I do not know if what is contained in the warrant is true or false, at this point but taking it on its face, it permits the officers to conduct a search of the residence for drugs, guns, proceeds, etc.
2. That, according to the Warrant, the ex-boyfriend was currently doing drug business at this address.
3. That the officers were shot at first and then responded to shots fired at them.
These are obstacles for a prosecution attempt to prove murder 2 beyond a reasonable doubt in a case that will be tried before a state court judge who holds its seat by winning an election it, in all livelihood, received gracious campaign contributions from the police unions.
I welcome anyone to correct my information if it is wrong.
Here is a article that presents facts and debunks some claims both against Taylor and the police.
You’re a lawyer so help me understand this. Taylor’s boyfriend had a right to stand his ground and protect his house. He said he didn’t hear the police announce themselves. You can listen to the 911 call no where does he say police killed his girlfriend, he indicates it was intruders. There are other neighbors that said the police didn’t announce themselves. The AG used the testimony of one neighbor who said he heard the police announce themselves. They say a DA can indict a ham sandwich. How does the DA not charge for lesser charge like involuntary manslaughter? We’re talking about charging documents not the actual trial?
1. Taylor was never charged with a crime, to my knowledge. If was was/is, your point goes to his defense, i.e. that he did not know that he shot at officers, etc. The GJ against the officers was to determine if they should be charged with murder.
2. The "no-knock," if legal in the state of Kentucky, is a complete defense to any attempt to charge the officers with murder. Remember, that the officers responded to gunfire from a possible perpetrator they had reason to believe was still in the house.
There probably will/should be an investigation into the contents of the Warrant to determine whether or not any fabricated/false evidence was included in it.
1. This is correct. Neither Taylor nor her boyfriend were charged with any crime. NO DRUGS were found at the house which was the purpose of using a no knock raid. The information they used for the warrant was either fabricated or based off of bad evidence.
2. So you mean to tell me that a no knock is pretty much immunity to break into someone’s house and kill them if fires upon? What if hypothetically they had the wrong house?
There’s also the cover up that leads me to believe that that there’s more to this that we don’t know about. For example prosecutors attempting to get Taylor’s ex boyfriend to falsely implicate her in drug trafficking.
Breonna Taylor's ex-boyfriend says Louisville prosecutors wanted him to implicate the slain 26-year-old woman when they offered him a plea deal in his ongoing drug case four months after her fatal shooting.
There are also multiple witnesses that said they didn’t hear the police announce themselves and ONE witness that said they did. One officer was charged with reckless indifference. Taylor’s boyfriend shot at cops but they managed to miss him and hit the unarmed woman. Isn’t there a charge less than murder, that takes into consideration all of the actions of the police that lead to her death? Considering that the police report shows inconsistencies?
The NY Times has a really good write up: