Detectives Myles Cosgrove, who fatally shot Breonna Taylor, and Joshua Jaynes, who applied for the warrant to enter Taylor’s home, have been fired.
26-year-old Taylor was killed on March 13 when three police officers fired shots into her home while serving a no-knock search warrant. The raid was linked to a drug investigation involving Breonna Taylor’s ex-boyfriend. Cosgrove, who fired the fatal shot, fired 16 rounds after Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, fired a shot towards him. Walker said the police did not announce themselves when they breached the front door and that he fired the shot because he thought someone was trying to break-in. No drugs were found in the home.
Jaynes did not attend the raid on Taylor’s home. In addition to Cosgrove, two more officers, Brett Hankison and Jonathan Mattingly, were present at the crime scene.
Hankison was fired in September after a grand jury indicted him on charges of endangering Taylor’s neighbors by firing shots that went through their shared wall. Mattingly was placed on administrative reassignment and said in October that he intended to retire. All three officers fired shots in Taylor’s home.
None of the officers involved have been charged in Taylor’s death.