Breonna Taylor police report lists injuries as "none," as detective reassigned
Louisville police released on Wednesday the incident report on Breonna Taylor, as the detective who applied for the no-knock search warrant that preceded her being fatally shot by police was placed on administrative leave, the Courier Journal first reported.
Details: It has taken almost three months for the Louisville Metro police to release the incident report, which contains scant information. It lists Taylor's injuries as "none," despite the 26-year-old African American emergency medical technician sustaining at least eight bullet wounds, per The Courier-Journal
- Interim Louisville Metro Police Chief Robert Schroeder said on Wednesday morning he placed Detective Joshua Jaynes on "administrative reassignment" until questions from Taylor's family, her attorneys, a U.S. postal inspector and others" about the approval of the search warrant are answered, according to the news outlet.
Background: Taylor wasn't the focus of a police investigation, but a judge signed off on the warrant, the Courier Journal notes.
- Police have said they knocked on the door to announce their presence, but forced their way in "after midnight before being met by gunfire."
- Taylor's boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, was also home at the time and said he did not hear the police announce themselves. A 911 recording shows Walker telling the dispatcher, "somebody kicked in the door and shot my girlfriend," according to The New York Times.
- Walker was charged with attempted murder after shooting a police officer in the leg during the intrusion, but the charges were later dropped.
The big picture: The death of Taylor on March 13 prompted protests across Louisville. Her killing has been a focal point of the Black Lives Matter protests, which began over the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The Justice Department is investigating her shooting.