An unidentified suspect fired a gun into a crowd of hundreds in a Kentucky park, leaving two people dead and four wounded Saturday night, police said.
The boyfriend of Breonna Taylor who fired a shot at police as they burst through Taylor's door the night she was killed has settled two lawsuits against the city of Louisville, his attorneys said.
The charges announced by Attorney General Merrit Garland on Thursday include civil rights violations, conspiracy, use of excessive force offenses and obstruction.
A jury found former officer Brett Hankison not guilty of felony wanton endangerment for shots that went through a neighbor's wall. He's the only officer who has faced charges in the March 2020 raid.
Former officer Brett Hankison is standing trial on three counts of wanton endangerment. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
State Rep. Attica Scott was charged with first-degree rioting, which is a felony. She was also facing lesser charges of failure to the disperse and unlawful assembly. She called charges "bogus."
Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly says Kenneth Walker committed battery, assault and intentional emotional distress. Walker filed a civil lawsuit against the city and the police department last month.
Taylor's killing, along with that of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery, sparked national protests calling for an end to systemic racism and police brutality. Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly denied he is racist.
Yvette Gentry will be the first Black woman to lead the city's police department. She discusses the Breonna Taylor case, the lack of Black police officers and the changes she envisions.
"I was reassured Wednesday of why I have no faith in the legal system, in the police, in the law," Tamika Palmer said in a statement. "They are not made to protect us Black and brown people."
The man suspected of shooting two officers "has been charged with two counts of assault in the first degree and 14 counts of wanton endangerment," police say.
Louisville Metropolitan Police Chief Robert Schroeder said one officer is undergoing surgery and the other is in stable condition. Neither suffered life threatening injuries. A suspect is in custody.
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron is poised to announce whether his office will bring charges against the police officers who shot and killed 26-year-old Breonna Taylor in March.
Tamika Palmer says she wants the officers who killed her daughter to be charged. "Even in the very beginning of this year, she kept saying 2020 was her year," she said. "And she was absolutely right."
Yvette Gentry retired from the Louisville Metro Police Department in 2014. She takes over a department facing national scrutiny following the shooting death of Breonna Taylor in March.