Four current and former police officers have been charged for their roles in the 2020 fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor, the US Justice Department has said.
The charges are another effort to hold law enforcement accountable for the killing of the 26-year-old Black medical worker after one of the officers was acquitted of state charges earlier this year.
Federal charges against former officers Joshua Jaynes, Brett Hankison and Kelly Goodlett, along with Sgt. Kyle Meany were announced by US Attorney Merrick Garland on Thursday. The charges range from unlawful conspiracies, use of force and obstruction of justice.
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