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Jon Mattingly: Officer involved in Breonna Taylor shooting sends candid email to LMPD colleagues

Jon Mattingly: Officer involved in Breonna Taylor shooting sends candid email to LMPD colleagues

Jon Mattingly: Officer involved in Breonna Taylor shooting sends candid email to LMPD colleagues By , , , and LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - LMPD Sgt. Jon Mattingly confirmed to WAVE 3 News that he sent a strongly-worded email to his department colleagues early Tuesday morning. In the email, Mattingly, one of three LMPD officers involved in the deadly Breonna Taylor shooting in March, referred to some protesters as thugs, saying they will “throw bricks, bottles and urine” on officers, and will “get in your face and yell, curse and degrade you.” When LMPD Interim Chief Robert Schroeder was asked...

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September 23, 2020
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Breonna Taylor Case: Brett Hankison indicted on 3 counts of wanton endangerment

Breonna Taylor Case: Brett Hankison indicted on 3 counts of wanton endangerment

Ky. attorney general on the indictment of Brett Hankison By Dr. Ricky Jones calls Attorney General Cameron 'smug' and 'arrogant' VIDEO: Protesters, police clash on Bardstown Road WAVE 3 News reporter, photographer confronted by protesters LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Former LMPD Det. Brett Hankison was indicted on three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment in connection to the deadly raid on Breonna Taylor’s apartment. One-hundred-ninety-four days after Taylor was killed, and 126 days after Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s office took over the case, a grand jury announced its...

September 23, 2020
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Brett Hankison, LMPD detective involved in Breonna Taylor killing, will be fired

Brett Hankison, LMPD detective involved in Breonna Taylor killing, will be fired

By LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced Friday morning that LMPD Det. Brett Hankison will be fired. Hankison was one of three officers involved in the deadly shooting of Breonna Taylor, and once his name and pictured started surfacing on local media, several women started coming forward in recent weeks alleging Hankison sexually assaulted them. Below is a very brief statement Fischer made on Facebook at about 11:30 a.m. Friday: “Thank you for joining us for a brief by important announcement. Chief Schroeder is today initiating termination procedures against...

June 19, 2020
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Beshear says state will put resources into making sure all black residents have health insurance

Beshear says state will put resources into making sure all black residents have health insurance

By FRANKFORT, Ky. (WAVE) - Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday announced the state will begin working toward correcting racial inequalities in health care coverage, among other areas, across the state. During his daily updates in Frankfort the last three months, Beshear has been providing a breakdown of the racial makeup of the state’s COVID-19 cases. Throughout the crisis, cases involving black patients have outpaced the state’s black population. “We are gonna begin an effort to cover 100 percent of our individuals in our black and African-American communities,” the governor said. “We’re gonna be...

June 9, 2020
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Gov. Beshear announces plans to provide 100-percent health coverage for black residents

Gov. Beshear announces plans to provide 100-percent health coverage for black residents

By FRANKFORT, Ky. (WAVE) - Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday announced the state will begin working toward correcting inequalities in health care coverage across the state. During his daily updates in Frankfort the last three months, Beshear has given a breakdown of the racial makeup of the state’s COVID-19 cases. Throughout the crisis, cases involving black patients have outpaced the state’s black population. “We are gonna begin an effort to cover 100 percent of our individuals in our black and African-American communities,” the governor said. “We’re gonna be putting dollars behind it.” Beshear...

June 8, 2020
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Kenneth Walker’s attorney files motion to dismiss charge of attempted murder

Kenneth Walker’s attorney files motion to dismiss charge of attempted murder

By LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - The lawyer for Kenneth Walker plans to file a motion to dismiss the case against his client. Walker was the boyfriend of Breonna Taylor, who was shot dead when LMPD narcotics officers served a warrant at her apartment back in March. The officers fired multiple shots; Walker fired just one, according to the lawsuit, which also said Taylor was shot eight times. One of the officers was injured but survived. Walker was charged with attempted murder of a police officer. His attorney, Rob Eggert, said in his lawsuit that an officer who testified before a grand jury...

May 22, 2020
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Commonwealth Attorney drops attempted murder charge against Kenneth Walker

Commonwealth Attorney drops attempted murder charge against Kenneth Walker

By LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Still mourning his girlfriend, Kenneth Walker is now no longer charged with attempted murder of a police officer. Commonwealth’s Attorney Tom Wine made the announcement Friday. Walker is accused of firing his gun at LMPD officers who were serving a warrant at Breonna Taylor’s apartment back in March. He struck Officer Jon Mattingly in the leg, whose injury could have been worse had it not been for his wallet being in his pocket, Wine said. During Friday’s teleconference, Wine played several audio recordings of Walker describing what happened in the early hours of...

May 22, 2020
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LMPD Chief Conrad fired amid mounting civil unrest

LMPD Chief Conrad fired amid mounting civil unrest

LMPD Chief Conrad fired amid mounting civil unrest By LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer on Monday announced that he has fired LMPD Chief Steve Conrad. Conrad announced last month that he would retire in June, but Fischer made the decision Monday afternoon following yet another shooting death of a black man at the hands of police just hours earlier. Sunday marked the fourth straight night of citywide protests -- some of them violent through the weekend. And early Monday morning, LMPD and National Guard officers were called to the area of 26th and Broadway to disperse a...

June 1, 2020
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Man shot dead at 26th and Broadway identified

Man shot dead at 26th and Broadway identified

Family says man shot dead was protecting his niece By LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Tension was filling Louisville streets again Monday morning. WAVE 3 News’ Phylicia Ashley reported that a large crowd has amassed at 26th and Broadway, where a man was shot dead after LMPD and National Guard officers allegedly were shot at by someone in a crowd. They returned fire, leaving David McAtee dead shortly after midnight. Man shot dead at 26th and Broadway identified “He didn’t hurt nobody, didn’t deserve to get shot down like he did,” McAtee’s sister said. “I don’t know what happened, but whatever...

June 1, 2020
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