An ex-Louisville police officer Kelly Goodlett is expected to plead guilty for her role in death of Breonna Taylor, she and her attorney confirmed.
Authorities charged Kelly Goodlett with conspiracy. Officers accuse her of falsifying a search warrant and filing a false report to conceal it. The charge carries a maximum of five years and a $25,000 penalty.
Reports: Ex-officer to plead guilty in Breonna Taylor case https://t.co/b7wE6VC6Mo pic.twitter.com/1R4Zua6efa
— The Hill (@thehill) August 12, 2022
Details Of Goodlett’s Crimes
According to the unsealed documents, Goodlett conspired with officer Joshua Jaynes to include false information in the affidavit that claimed it was verified that a suspect in a drug investigation was receiving packages at Taylor’s address.
Prosecutors claim that Goodlett told Jaynes the affidavit didn’t have enough information but still included a “misleading” phrase that falsely stated that officers had “verified” recent packages.
Daniel Cameron sat on the Breonna Taylor case for two years and refused to file charges against the police officers who killed her.
Merrick Garland announced charges last week and already got a guilty plea coming from one of the officers.@DanielCameronAG should be ashamed. pic.twitter.com/k6IvP6t4L5
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) August 12, 2022
After Taylor’s death, outlets reported that the suspect never received packages at the address where cops shot the paramedic. As a result, Goodlett and Jaynes met in a parking garage and formed a false story that they both told officers when authorities questioned them.
Barbara McQuade, a former U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, stated the decision to focus on the specifics of the search warrant instead of the actual shooting caused the prosecutors to have a better chance of conviction.
The “use of force” is extensive, and the justice system often protects officers.
There was a shooting, and someone died, and perhaps it was a crime, but it’s very difficult, as everyone knows, to prove a case in…
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