Breonna Taylor: Charges Dropped Against Boyfriend Kenneth Walker

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The attempted murder and assault charges against Breonna Taylor‘s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, have been dropped…for now.

Related: Breonna Taylor: Killed By Louisville Police Who Executed A Search Warrant On The Wrong Home

On Friday, a top prosecutor in Jefferson County, Kentucky asked the court to dismiss the charges against Walker.

Via NBC News:

Kenneth Walker, 27, opened fire, striking and injuring a Louisville Metro Police Department sergeant during the March 13 drug raid that was part of an investigation that included Taylor, 26.

Commonwealth’s Attorney Tom Wine said he’s asking a court to dismiss the pending grand jury indictment against Walker until investigations by the FBI, the U.S. Attorney’s office and the state attorney general’s office could be completed.

Attorney Benjamin Crump, who is representing Breonna Taylor’s family said, “Charges should never have been filed” against Kenneth.

Shaun King took to social media to share the good news of Kenneth’s charges being dropped:

The FBI have also launched a special investigation into the police-involved shooting death of Breonna Taylor.

Via CNN:

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

I will keep you updated on this case.

Source: NBC News

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