Former Louisville officer pleads not guilty to charges stemming from Breonna Taylor shooting death

Breonna Taylor death - Detective indicted for wanton endangerment

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A former Louisville police officer charged in connection to Breonna Taylor’s shooting death pleaded not guilty Monday to three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.

An attorney for Brett Hankison entered the not guilty pleas on his client’s behalf during an audio conference call arraignment addressing charges he fired recklessly into a neighboring apartment during the March 13 raid on Taylor’s residence, The Washington Post reported.

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Jefferson County Circuit Judge Ann Bailey Smith set Hankison’s bail at $15,000, on the conditions that he attend his court appearances and not possess any firearms, CNN reported.

A pretrial hearing is slated for Oct. 28.

Hankison was fired from the Louisville Metro Police Department in June for his actions the night officers fired multiple rounds into her apartment, striking and killing her.

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