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May 25, 2020

FBI Launches Investigation into EMT Killed by Cops, Moments Later Police Chief Quietly Quits

Filed under: Bigotry, Criminal, Fascism, Hate, News, Political, Questions, Race, Reason — Scottie @ 14:34

Just before the chief made his announcement of resignation, the FBI announced on Thursday that they opened an investigation into the death of Taylor. We think this is no coincidence.

“The FBI will collect all available facts and evidence and will ensure that the investigation is conducted in a fair, thorough and impartial manner,” Robert Brown, special agent in charge with FBI Louisville, said in a statement.

Officials from the Louisville Metro Police Department claimed that officers knocked on the door and announced themselves and they were “immediately met by gunfire” from Walker, upon entering the home. However, witnesses, and facts tell a different story.

“The Defendants then proceeded to spray gunfire into the residence with a total disregard for the value of human life,” the family’s lawsuit alleges. Taylor and Walker “believed the home had been broken into by criminals and that they were in significant, imminent danger,” the suit added.

As TFTP reported, this wholesale government sponsored execution of Taylor and subsequent unlawful arrest of Walker took place without cause. According to a lawsuit filed by the victim’s family, Taylor was shot 8 times during a drug raid on the wrong home.

For those who may be unaware, Walker is a legally registered gun owner. What’s more, the state of Kentucky uses the Castle Doctrine with a “stand your ground” law. Walker was well within his rights to engage the armed intruders who had no right to be in his home that night — badge or not.

Walker was engaged in no unlawful activity. He has no criminal history and was starting a new job with UPS. No drugs were found at the home and he is not facing any drug charges because cops botched the warrant and were not even supposed to be there, according to the family’s attorney. Cops were reportedly looking for a suspect named Jamarcus Glover, who lived over 10 miles away from Walker and Taylor’s home and had been arrested before the cops even broke down their door.

In March, police fired 22 bullets into the couple’s home, many of them shot from outside. According to Aguiar, police were actually looking for someone else and other officers had picked the suspect up at his home in a separate raid shortly before the shooting.

According to the lawsuit, LMPD executed at least two search warrants — including one at Taylor’s home — in the early morning of March 13 in an attempt to locate a suspect named Jamarcus Glover.

But police had already located Glover at his home and detained him before executing the warrant at Taylor’s residence, the suit says.

Glover’s home is more than 10 miles from Taylor’s home on Springfield Drive, records show. He faces drug and gun charges.

At 12:40 a.m., LMPD Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and officers Brett Hankison and Myles Cosgrove entered Taylor’s residence without knocking or identifying themselves as police, according to the suit, which cited statements from multiple neighbors.

Witnesses to the shooting corroborate this narrative, and told local media that police never announced themselves before barging in to the home.

“All she heard was a ram (breaking through the door) and gunfire,” the unidentified neighbor said.

“These two were not drug dealers,” she said. “It just don’t make sense to us at all.”

After the raid, Walker was arrested but was released from jail after his arrest because he is not a threat.

UPDATE: Luckily, as of Friday evening, the cops are wrong. The charges against Walker have all been dropped.

A petition has since been launched to bring charges against the officers involved and has since garnered nearly 200,000 signatures — hardly one that can be ignored.

More at the link above.   Hugs

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