Officer involved in Breonna Taylor shooting to be fired

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville's mayor says one of three police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor will be fired.

Mayor Greg Fisher said Friday that interim Louisville police Chief Robert Schroeder has started termination proceedings for Officer Brett Hankison. Two other officers remain on administrative reassignment while the shooting is investigated.

Fischer said officials could not answer questions about the firing because of state law. He referred all questions to the Jefferson County attorney’s office.

Taylor was gunned down by officers on March 13, 2020, when they burst into her Louisville home using a no-knock warrant.

She was shot eight times by officers conducting a narcotics investigation. No drugs were found at her home.