Breonna Taylor's Ex-Boyfriend Offered Probation in Drug Case | EURweb

By |2021-10-22T12:53:47-04:00October 22nd, 2021|Breonna Taylor|

Breonna Taylor – Jamarcus Glover*The man cops were reportedly looking for on the night they shot EMT Breonna Taylor in the botched no-knock raid, was arrested on drug charges last August. Jamarcus Glover and Taylor used to date years ago, and he used her address and phone number as his own in the run-up to her death last March. Taylor, 26, was shot eight times while sleeping in her bed with her boyfriend Kenneth Walker when three plainclothes officers performed a no-knock arrest warrant at her Louisville apartment. A search warrant revealed cops believed Glover was hiding drugs or money at Taylor’s home. At the time of the raid, Glover was already in police custody 10 miles away. No drugs or cash were found at Taylor’s home. When Glover was in August 2o20, he reportedly told a Louisville paper that Taylor had no involvement in drug trafficking. Last week, Glover pleaded guilty to several drug charges in exchange for probation. READ MORE: Is There Bodycam Video Connected to Breonna Taylor Case That Police Are Hiding? Lawsuit Says Yes [embedded content] Here’s more from MSN: The plea deal would allow Jamarcus Glover, 31, to avoid what court records suggested could have been eight years in prison. Prosecutors in Jefferson County, Ky., dropped most of the charges against Glover, and a judge is scheduled to sentence him on his remaining illegal cocaine possession and trafficking charges in late November. The agreement, first reported by Louisville TV station WDRB, a Fox affiliate, says the state “has no objection” to Glover serving his probation in Mississippi, where he previously lived. Glover will also be required to forfeit money and cars seized by police in his cases. “It’s a tragic reminder of how a ridiculous, militarized operation was the catalyst for a 26-year-old’s woman’s murder,” Sam Aguiar, an attorney for Taylor’s family, said in a statement in response to the plea deal. “They were treating these guys like they were each Pablo Escobar, when in reality they were low-level offenders.” We previously reported, Taylor was alive for six minutes after being shot multiple times and she was not offered any medical attention, according to a 31-page complaint filed by her family, New York Times reported. “In the six minutes that elapsed from the time Breonna was shot, to the time she died, we have no evidence suggesting that any officer made entry in an attempt to check and assist her,” Aguiar told the Times. “She suffered.” The complaint also asserts that the raid was linked to plans to gentrify Taylor’s neighborhood. Lawyers say police would “target” homes on Elliott Ave, where her ex lived, to make way for a real estate project. A warrant was issued for her home to implicate Glover. “The reality was that the occupants were not anywhere close to Louisville’s versions of Pablo Escobar or Scarface,” the suit says. “And they were not violent criminals. They were simply a setback to a large real estate development deal and thus the issue needed to be cleaned up.” 

Ex-LMPD cop who fatally shot Breonna Taylor wants his job back – Revolt TV

By |2021-10-22T07:01:05-04:00October 22nd, 2021|Breonna Taylor|

The former Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) officer who fatally shot Breonna Taylor will soon present his case as to why he should be rehired. According to the Courier-Journal, Myles Cosgrove, who was fired from the LMPD in January for his involvement in the shooting, will stand before the Louisville Metro Police Merit Board over the span of five days this month and December to argue his case. His hearing is slated to begin at 9 a.m. on Nov. 9-10 and continue Dec. 13-15. As REVOLT previously reported, Cosgrove was fired earlier this year for failing to “properly identify a target” when he fired 16 rounds into Taylor’s apartment during the botched raid. He also failed to turn on his body camera during the incident. Cosgrove fired the bullet that hit Taylor’s pulmonary artery, which ultimately killed the 26-year-old EMT. Former Interim Chief Yvette Gentry previously wrote a letter stating why she terminated the detective. “The shots you fired went in three distinctly different directions, demonstrating that you did not identify a specific target,” Gentry wrote. “Rather, you fired in a manner consistent with suppressive fire, which is in direct contradiction to our training, values and policy.” Following his firing, Cosgrove blasted the police department, saying that they caved to “political pressures.” “Think about that the next time you put on the uniform and badge,” he said. “For those of you still doing real police work, it’s just a matter of time till you (too) will be a sacrificial lamb. I plead with you, do nothing.” So far, no one has faced criminal charges for Taylor's death. Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron previously stated that the officers were “justified” in the shooting because Kenneth Walker, Taylor's boyfriend, fired at them first. Ex-LMPD Detective Brett Hankison is the only officer who is facing charges for the shooting. He was indicted on three counts of wanton endangerment for “blindly” shooting into the homes of Taylor's neighbors. He is set to go to trial in February.

Hearing dates set for former LMPD detective in Breonna Taylor raid fighting to get job back …

By |2021-10-22T07:01:35-04:00October 22nd, 2021|Breonna Taylor|

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The former Louisville Metro Police detective who fired the shots that killed Breonna Taylor will soon fight to get his job back.Thursday, the Louisville Police Merit Board set hearing dates for Myles Cosgrove: Nov. 9 and Nov. 10, then Dec. 13 through Dec. 15.The FBI found Cosgrove fired 16 rounds into Taylor's apartment, including the shot that killed her. Cosgrove's termination papers said he couldn't see a target during the march 2021 drug raid. He was fired in January by former interim LMPD Chief Yvette Gentry.Taylor's boyfriend Kenneth Walker fired one shot, saying he thought they were being robbed.Officers returned a hail of bullets, and Taylor was killed. Nothing illegal was found in her home.The city settled a wrongful death lawsuit with her family for $12 million.To read more about the Breonna Taylor case, click here.Copyright 2021 WDRB Media. All Rights Reserved.

Former LMPD detective who fatally shot Breonna Taylor wants his job back – Spectrum News

By |2021-10-22T07:01:38-04:00October 21st, 2021|Breonna Taylor, Election 2020|

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Next month, the former Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) detective who fired the shot that killed Breonna Taylor in her apartment last year will make his case as to why he should get his job back. What You Need To Know Myles Cosgrove is trying to get his job back at LMPD The former detective was fired in Jan. for failing to "properly identify a target" when he shot 16 rounds during the Breonna Taylor raid in March of 2020 The FBI concluded that Cosgrove fired the shot that killed Taylor Cosgrove's appeal hearing begins Nov. 9 Myles Cosgrove, who was fired from LMPD in Jan., is trying to get his job back. He'll appear at five Louisville Metro Police Merit Board hearings in Nov. and Dec. to make his case, officials with Louisville Metro confirmed to Spectrum News 1. Cosgrove's hearing will run Nov. 9-10, continuing Dec. 13-15. All hearings are set to begin at 9 a.m. ET. The former detective was fired by acting LMPD Chief Yvette Gentry for failing to "properly identify a target" when he shot 16 times into Breonna Taylor's home during a no-knock raid. After a thorough FBI investigation, officials concluded that he fired the shot that killed 26-year-old Taylor, striking her pulmonary artery. "The shots you fired went in three different directions, indicating you did not verify a threat or have target acquisition," Gentry's letter read. "In other words, the evidence shows that you fired wildly at unidentified subjects or targets located within an apartment." Cosgrove was fired on the same day as Joshua Jaynes, the former detective accused of lying on the search warrant used to justify the raid on Taylor's apartment. Jaynes appealed to the Police Merit Board to get his job back in June, but was denied in a unanimous vote. He sued in Sept. in an attempt to overturn that ruling. No one has been criminally charged with Taylor's death. Related Stories

Cop who fatally shot Breonna Taylor wants his job back. Here's when he'll make his case

By |2021-10-21T13:23:52-04:00October 21st, 2021|Breonna Taylor|

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The former Louisville Metro Police detective who fatally shot Breonna Taylor in her apartment last year will soon argue the case as to why he should get his job back.Myles Cosgrove, who was fired from LMPD in January for failing to "properly identify a target" when he shot 16 rounds into Taylor's home, will appear before the Louisville Metro Police Merit Board over five days in November and December.The hearing will begin Nov. 9-10, and continue Dec. 13-15. All dates are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.The FBI concluded Cosgrove fired the shot that killed Taylor, hitting her pulmonary artery. She was 26.In a letter laying out her reasons for firing Cosgrove, former interim Chief Yvette Gentry said his rounds sprayed the apartment without being clear at what he was shooting."The shots you fired went in three distinctly different directions, demonstrating that you did not identify a specific target," Gentry wrote. "Rather, you fired in a manner consistent with suppressive fire, which is in direct contradiction to our training, values and policy."Cosgrove faces a steep battle to get his job back. Since 2015, eight officers — including another detective fired for his role in the Taylor case — have appealed their terminations. They all lost.No one has been criminally charged for Taylor's death.While LMPD fired Cosgrove over the shooting, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron said he and then-Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly were justified in returning fire because Tayor's boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, fired his weapon first.Walker has maintained he thought intruders were breaking in, and all criminal charges against him for shooting Mattingly were permanently dropped in March.Cosgrove lambasted LMPD leadership in an all-staff email after his firing, saying they had caved in to "political pressures.""Think about that the next time you put on the uniform and badge," Cosgrove said. "For those of you still doing real police work, it's just a matter of time till you (too) will be a sacrificial lamb. I plead with you, do nothing."A second detective, Joshua Jaynes, was fired alongside Cosgrove for lying on the search warrant that led police to Taylor's apartment that night.Jaynes has maintained he did not provide untruthful information on the warrant and also appealed to return to LMPD, but the board unanimously upheld his firing 4-0. He has since filed suit in Jefferson Circuit Court to challenge the board's findings.LMPD fired a third detective, Brett Hankison, in June 2020 for "blindly" firing 10 rounds into Taylor's apartment through a covered door and window. Some of those rounds entered an adjacent apartment with three people inside, resulting in three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment for Hankison.Hankison has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him. His trial is currently set for Feb. 1, 2022 in Jefferson County. He's also appealing to get back on the police force, but will not go before the board until after the conclusion of the criminal case.Reach Tessa Duvall at tduvall@courier-journal.com and 502-582-4059. Twitter: @TessaDuvall.

Breonna Taylor's ex-boyfriend Jamarcus Glover gets probation after fatal raid

By |2021-10-20T20:25:33-04:00October 20th, 2021|Breonna Taylor|

Breonna Taylor’s ex-boyfriend, whose suspected illegal activity led Louisville police to raid Taylor’s home, pleaded guilty last week to several drug charges in exchange for probation.The plea deal would allow Jamarcus Glover, 31, to avoid what court records suggested could have been eight years in prison. Prosecutors in Jefferson County, Ky., dropped most of the charges against Glover, and a judge is scheduled to sentence him on his remaining illegal cocaine possession and trafficking charges in late November.The agreement, first reported by Louisville TV station WDRB, a Fox affiliate, says the state “has no objection” to Glover serving his probation in Mississippi, where he previously lived. Glover will also be required to forfeit money and cars seized by police in his cases.Police arrived at Taylor’s apartment March 13, 2020, on suspicion that she was connected to Glover’s alleged drug activity. Their fatal shooting of Taylor during the early-morning raid contributed to that summer’s national uprising that forced a widespread reexamination of race in the United States and sparked a federal investigation into the practices of Louisville police.Sam Aguiar, an attorney for Taylor’s family, said the plea deal underscored his repeated assertions that police acted disproportionately when they raided Taylor’s apartment in search of Glover. The police investigation focused on several vacant properties and also targeted a man named Adrian Walker.“It’s a tragic reminder of how a ridiculous, militarized operation was the catalyst for a 26-year-old’s woman’s murder,” Aguiar said in a statement. “They were treating these guys like they were each Pablo Escobar, when in reality they were low-level offenders.”Paul Mullins, an attorney for Glover, did not respond to a phone call seeking comment.On his application for a warrant to raid Taylor’s home, a police detective wrote that he had seen Glover leave Taylor’s apartment with a package in January 2020. He also said he had “verified through a U.S. Postal Inspector” that Glover was receiving packages related to drug activity at Taylor’s apartment.But an internal police investigation found the latter statement to be false, and then-interim police chief Yvette Gentry moved to fire the detective, Joshua Jaynes. He is appealing his termination in court.Glover was arrested the same day that Taylor was killed. Now out on bail, he has refused to implicate Taylor in drug dealings and last summer rejected a plea deal that would have forced him to attest that she was involved in an “organized crime syndicate.”Officers knocked on Taylor’s door several times the night of the raid, but police, neighbors and Taylor’s boyfriend at the time disagree on whether they also announced themselves as police. When the officers broke down the door with a battering ram, Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker — who is not related to Adrian Walker — let off one round in what he later characterized as a warning shot toward possible intruders.Three officers fired back, and six shots struck Taylor.None of officers who fired their guns in the raid remain on the police force. The department terminated Officer Brett Hankison and Detective Myles Cosgrove, whom the FBI found fired the fatal shot. Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, who was shot in the thigh, retired in June.No one was directly charged in Taylor’s death. Hankison is accused of wanton endangerment for firing bullets that entered a neighboring apartment. He has pleaded not guilty.Read more:

Prosecutors recommend probation for Breonna Taylor’s ex-boyfriend

By |2021-10-21T03:25:15-04:00October 20th, 2021|Breonna Taylor|

Prosecutors have recommended probation in a plea deal for Jamarcus Glover, the man whose drug dealing led Louisville police to the home of Breonna Taylor in March 2020. According to court documents obtained by NPR, Glover entered guilty pleas last week. Prosecutors have agreed to drop most of the charges he faced and are recommending up to 8 years of probation. The circumstances of Taylor’s death — killed by police late at night in her own home as they arrived to execute a search warrant for an ex-boyfriend’s crimes — helped fuel a nationwide movement calling for racial justice and an end to police brutality and led to moderate reforms of the Louisville police department. Lawyers for Taylor’s family have maintained that Louisville Metro Police Department’s tactics, including no-knock warrants and coordinated late-night raids, were out of proportion with the crimes Glover was suspected of committing. That point, they said Tuesday, was underlined by the prosecutor’s recommendation of probation. “It’s a tragic reminder of how a ridiculous, militarized operation was the catalyst for a 26 year old’s woman’s murder,” Sam Aguiar, a lawyer who represented Taylor’s family, wrote in an email to NPR. “They were treating these guys like they were each Pablo Escobar, when in reality they were low level offenders.” At the time of the raid, Glover and an associate named Adrian Orlandes Walker were wanted by police for suspected involvement in a drug dealing ring that operated out of vacant homes in west Louisville. Glover and Taylor had dated off and on for several years, according to her family’s lawyers, but had broken up by then. Glover has consistently maintained that Taylor was not involved in any drug dealing. Louisville police obtained several search warrants for different locations where they believed Glover and Walker had operated. That included Taylor’s apartment, which police said had been used by Glover to receive mail and possibly stash money or drugs. Early in the morning of March 13, Glover was apprehended by Louisville police and arrested. About the same time, 10 miles away, police raided Taylor’s apartment. Officers pounded on the door before forcing entry. Inside, Taylor was asleep alongside her boyfriend Kenneth Walker, who is not related to Adrian Walker. Taylor’s boyfriend, believing intruders had broken into the apartment, fired a single shot that struck an officer in the leg, after which police opened fire. Taylor, hit by six bullets, was killed. No officers were charged in her death. Two LMPD officers who were involved were fired in January. A third retired earlier this year. Last year, prosecutors drafted a plea deal that would have required Glover to serve 10 years in prison and implicate Taylor as a co-defendant, Glover declined. The current plea agreement requires Glover to forfeit money and vehicles seized by police during their investigation and allows him to move out of state, according to court records obtained by NPR. He is scheduled to be sentenced next month. Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

Louisville prosecutors recommend probation for Jamarcus Glover, Breonna Taylor's ex-boyfriend

By |2021-10-20T20:25:39-04:00October 20th, 2021|Breonna Taylor|

A convicted drug dealer who was a target of the police raids that brought officers to Breonna Taylor’s home has been offered probation. Louisville prosecutors are recommending probation for Jamarcus Glover, Taylor's former boyfriend. Glover pleaded guilty to several charges last week, including a drug trafficking charge for his arrest on March 13, 2020, the night Taylor was killed. Taylor was fatally shot by police serving a narcotics search warrant. It was one of five warrants served that night targeting a drug operation involving Glover and other accomplices.Last year, Glover was offered a plea deal by prosecutors that would have forced him to implicate Taylor in criminal activity. The offer listed Taylor as a co-defendant in illegal activities. Glover declined the offer.Prosecutors said after the document was revealed last year that it was a "draft that was part of pre-indictment plea negotiations." There was no mention of Taylor in Glover’s new pleading documents.Police had alleged in their warrant that Glover was receiving drug packages at Taylor’s home, but no drugs or cash were found in Taylor’s home the night of the raid. The Louisville police detective who wrote the warrant was later fired.As part of the new plea deal, Glover agreed to forfeit money and cars seized by police.Prosecutors and defense attorneys in the case declined to comment until Glover is sentenced next month. LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A convicted drug dealer who was a target of the police raids that brought officers to Breonna Taylor’s home has been offered probation. Louisville prosecutors are recommending probation for Jamarcus Glover, Taylor's former boyfriend.

Drug suspect Jamarcus Glover who police linked to Breonna Taylor enters plea

By |2021-10-19T21:25:53-04:00October 19th, 2021|Breonna Taylor|

As part of the new plea deal, Glover agreed to forfeit money and cars seized by police. He will also be allowed to move out of state. LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A convicted drug dealer who was a target of the police raids that brought officers to Breonna Taylor’s home has been offered probation for a long list of drug crimes. Louisville police secured a slew of no-knock warrants on the night of March 13, 2020, aimed at breaking up a drug-dealing operation involving Jamarcus Glover. One of the five warrants sent police to the home of Taylor, Glover’s former girlfriend. Officers went to her home, broke down the door and opened fire after Taylor’s boyfriend fired a shot at them. The fatal shooting of the 26-year-old Black woman sparked months of national protests and prompted the city of Louisville to pay Taylor’s family $12 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit. Sam Aguiar, an attorney who represented Taylor’s family in the wrongful death lawsuit, said the plea deal “validates” that Glover was not a drug kingpin requiring several late-night police raids. Last year, Glover was offered a plea deal by prosecutors that would have forced him to implicate Taylor in criminal activity. The offer listed Taylor as a co-defendant in illegal activities. Glover declined the offer. Prosecutors said after the document was revealed last year that it was a “draft that was part of pre-indictment plea negotiations.” There was no mention of Taylor in Glover’s new pleading documents. Police had alleged in their warrant that Glover was receiving drug packages at Taylor’s home, but no drugs or cash were found in Taylor’s home the night of the raid. The Louisville police detective who wrote the warrant was later fired. As part of the new plea deal, Glover agreed to forfeit money and cars seized by police. He will also be allowed to move out of state. Prosecutors and defense attorneys in the case declined to comment until Glover is sentenced next month. ►Make it easy to keep up-to-date with more stories like this. Download the WHAS11 News app now. For Apple or Android users.   Have a news tip? Email assign@whas11.com, visit our Facebook page or Twitter feed.   [embedded content]

Jamarcus Glover Breonna Taylor's ex-boyfriend enters plea

By |2021-10-19T18:23:57-04:00October 19th, 2021|Breonna Taylor|

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A convicted drug dealer who was a target of the police raids that brought officers to Breonna Taylor's home has been offered probation for a long list of drug crimes.  What You Need To Know Jamarcus Glover, Breonna Taylor's ex-boyfriend has been offered probation for drug charges Police were looking for Glover the night the no-knock warrant was executed and led to Breonna Taylor's death Taylor is not mentioned in Glover's pleading documents He will be sentenced in November Louisville police secured a slew of no-knock warrants on the night of March 13, 2020, aimed at breaking up a drug-dealing operation involving Jamarcus Glover. One of the five warrants sent police to the home of Taylor, Glover's former girlfriend. Officers went to her home, broke down the door and opened fire after Taylor's boyfriend fired a shot at them. The fatal shooting of the 26-year-old Black woman sparked months of national protests and prompted the city of Louisville to pay Taylor's family $12 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit. Sam Aguiar, an attorney who represented Taylor’s family in the wrongful death lawsuit, said the plea deal “validates” that Glover was not a drug kingpin requiring several late-night police raids. Last year, Glover was offered a plea deal by prosecutors that would have forced him to implicate Taylor in criminal activity. The offer listed Taylor as a co-defendant in illegal activities. Glover declined the offer. Prosecutors said after the document was revealed last year that it was a “draft that was part of pre-indictment plea negotiations.” There was no mention of Taylor in Glover's new pleading documents. Police had alleged in their warrant that Glover was receiving drug packages at Taylor's home, but no drugs or cash were found in Taylor's home the night of the raid. The Louisville police detective who wrote the warrant was later fired. As part of the new plea deal, Glover agreed to forfeit money and cars seized by police. Prosecutors and defense attorneys in the case declined to comment until Glover is sentenced next month.

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