Brett Hankison — the former Louisville cop being prosecuted in connection with Breonna Taylor‘s death– was just acquitted on all the charges against him.
A jury found Hankison not guilty of all 3 counts of felony wanton endangerment in the Breonna case … returning the verdict Thursday in a Kentucky court.
You’ll recall … Hankison was never charged for shooting and killing Breonna during a botched police raid back in 2020 … instead, he was charged for shooting into one of her neighbor’s apartments.
Hankison pled not guilty and was fired from the Louisville Metro Police Department … and he was facing 1 to 5 years in prison for each charge.
During the trial, prosecutors argued Hankison blindly fired bullets through Breonna’s window and sliding glass door into a neighboring apartment with 3 people inside … and one of the neighbors testified they would have been shot if the bullets were one or two inches in a different direction.
Hankison’s defense argued he was simply defending his fellow officers during the raid … and when he took the stand, Hankison testified he didn’t know there was another apartment behind Breonna’s.