Louisville police department plans to fire 2 more detectives for roles in deadly Breonna Taylor raid

Related video above: AG Daniel Cameron says he stands ‘firmly behind the work my team did’ on handling of Breonna Taylor’s caseThe Louisville Metro Police Department plans to fire two officers involved in the investigation that led to Breonna Taylor’s death.One of those is Det. Joshua Jaynes, who requested the warrant that brought officers to Taylor’s doors in March. The other is Det. Myles Cosgrove, one of the central figures in the state’s probe into her killing.Jaynes’ attorney, Thomas Clay, sent us his termination letter Tuesday evening, which was signed by interim LMPD police Chief Yvette Gentry.Jarrod Beck, the attorney for Cosgrove, confirmed to WLKY later Tuesday that his client had also received a pre-termination notice.The letter Jaynes received states the department’s Professional Standards probe shows Jaynes violated these orders in regards to the night Taylor, 26, died: preparation for search warrant execution and truthfulness/untruthfulness.”It is clear from this review there should have been better controls, supervision and scrutiny over this operation prior to the warrant being signed and executed. Because the operations plan was not completed properly, a very dangerous situation as created for all parties involved. You were the officer who conducted the majority of the investigation. However, neither you, your direct supervisor, or his lieutenant were present or available at the scene when the search warrant was executed,” Gentry said in part.She also cited something Jaynes said to obtain the warrant as being not truthful, where he said he had verified through a U.S. postal inspector that Jamarcus Glover, who was the focus of a larger drug investigation, had been receiving packages at Taylor’s address.He said later in an interview with investigators that he had asked Sgt. John Mattingly to check with the inspector and Mattingly told him no suspicious packages were going there.However, Jaynes still wrote down Glover had received parcels at Taylor’s home in the affidavit and implied they were indicative of drug trafficking.A PIU investigator asked him back in May if it was his intent to mislead the reviewing judge who signed off on the warrant. Then, he answered, “I could have worded a little bit differently in there. But I try to be as — as (unintelligible) as detailed. Or sometimes it’s good to be not as detailed.” “Untruthfulness in your Professional Standards Unit investigation is unacceptable by any member. These are extreme violations of our policies,” Gentry said. She continued, “I cannot tolerate this type of conduct.” Jaynes will get the opportunity to defend himself at a meeting with Gentry on Thursday. He has been with LMPD since 2006. It’s unclear what Cosgrove’s termination notice detailed. His attorney has not yet sent the document to WLKY, nor has it been provided by LMPD.Cosgrove has been with the LMPD for about 15 years. He and another officer — Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly — were cleared of any wrongdoing in the raid, an announcement that was made by Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron after a decision was revealed by the grand jury to only indict former officer Brett Hankison on charges of wanton endangerment.According to Cameron, an FBI ballistics report determined that it may have been Cosgrove who fired the shot that killed Taylor. He said the shooting was justified because Taylor’s boyfriend fired at officers first.An LMPD ballistics report was unable to confirm the FBI’s findings.Taylor was killed on March 13 at her apartment. LMPD officers were serving a warrant connected to a larger drug investigation. They had been approved for a no-knock warrant, but both parties agree knocking took place. However, whether they announced themselves is still up for debate.Police used a battering ram to enter the apartment and were fired upon by her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker. Three officers returned fire: Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, Det. Myles Cosgrove and Brett Hankison. Mattingly, the first to enter, was shot once in the leg.Taylor was shot five times and died in the hallway.The only other officer involved in Taylor’s death to be disciplined is Hankison. He was fired from LMPD in June and was later indicted, but not for Taylor’s death. Rather for shooting into a neighboring apartment that night.

Related video above: AG Daniel Cameron says he stands ‘firmly behind the work my team did’ on handling of Breonna Taylor’s case

The Louisville Metro Police Department plans to fire two officers involved in the investigation that led to Breonna Taylor’s death.

One of those is Det. Joshua Jaynes, who requested the warrant that brought officers to Taylor’s doors in March. The other is Det. Myles Cosgrove, one of the central figures in the state’s probe into her killing.

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Myles Cosgrove and Joshua Jaynes

Jaynes’ attorney, Thomas Clay, sent us his termination letter Tuesday evening, which was signed by interim LMPD police Chief Yvette Gentry.

Jarrod Beck, the attorney for Cosgrove, confirmed to WLKY later Tuesday that his client had also received a pre-termination notice.

The letter Jaynes received states the department’s Professional Standards probe shows Jaynes violated these orders in regards to the night Taylor, 26, died: preparation for search warrant execution and truthfulness/untruthfulness.

“It is clear from this review there should have been better controls, supervision and scrutiny over this operation prior to the warrant being signed and executed. Because the operations plan was not completed properly, a very dangerous situation as created for all parties involved. You were the officer who conducted the majority of the investigation. However, neither you, your direct supervisor, or his lieutenant were present or available at the scene when the search warrant was executed,” Gentry said in part.

She also cited something Jaynes said to obtain the warrant as being not truthful, where he said he had verified through a U.S. postal inspector that Jamarcus Glover, who was the focus of a larger drug investigation, had been receiving packages at Taylor’s address.

He said later in an interview with investigators that he had asked Sgt. John Mattingly to check with the inspector and Mattingly told him no suspicious packages were going there.

However, Jaynes still wrote down Glover had received parcels at Taylor’s home in the affidavit and implied they were indicative of drug trafficking.

A PIU investigator asked him back in May if it was his intent to mislead the reviewing judge who signed off on the warrant. Then, he answered, “I could have worded a little bit differently in there. But I try to be as — as (unintelligible) as detailed. Or sometimes it’s good to be not as detailed.”

“Untruthfulness in your Professional Standards Unit investigation is unacceptable by any member. These are extreme violations of our policies,” Gentry said. She continued, “I cannot tolerate this type of conduct.”

Jaynes will get the opportunity to defend himself at a meeting with Gentry on Thursday.

He has been with LMPD since 2006.

It’s unclear what Cosgrove’s termination notice detailed. His attorney has not yet sent the document to WLKY, nor has it been provided by LMPD.

Cosgrove has been with the LMPD for about 15 years. He and another officer — Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly — were cleared of any wrongdoing in the raid, an announcement that was made by Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron after a decision was revealed by the grand jury to only indict former officer Brett Hankison on charges of wanton endangerment.

According to Cameron, an FBI ballistics report determined that it may have been Cosgrove who fired the shot that killed Taylor. He said the shooting was justified because Taylor’s boyfriend fired at officers first.

An LMPD ballistics report was unable to confirm the FBI’s findings.

Taylor was killed on March 13 at her apartment. LMPD officers were serving a warrant connected to a larger drug investigation. They had been approved for a no-knock warrant, but both parties agree knocking took place. However, whether they announced themselves is still up for debate.

Police used a battering ram to enter the apartment and were fired upon by her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker. Three officers returned fire: Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, Det. Myles Cosgrove and Brett Hankison. Mattingly, the first to enter, was shot once in the leg.

Taylor was shot five times and died in the hallway.

The only other officer involved in Taylor’s death to be disciplined is Hankison. He was fired from LMPD in June and was later indicted, but not for Taylor’s death. Rather for shooting into a neighboring apartment that night.

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