Briana Taylor, Louisville Police, Eleanor Klibanoff discussed on Morning Edition
It's morning edition from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep, and I'm no well King. Good morning. Louisville Metro Police Department yesterday released a long awaited investigative report into Briana Taylor's killing by police. The report attempts to explain why officers were at her door that night. Eleanor Klibanoff is a reporter at member station. W F P L She's been Reading into that report. Good morning, Eleanor. Good morning. So this was an investigation by the Louisville police into the Louisville police. What have you learned that you didn't already know? Great. So my colleagues and I are continuing to get through this massive file. But it looks like this internal investigation shows us a lot about Thie narcotics investigation That led police to Taylor's apartment that night, as well as more details on what happened while they were serving that search warrant that ultimately left Taylor dead. You know, reminder. This happened in the early hours of March, 13th, Louisville Police had a no knock warrant that would have allowed them to enter Taylor's apartment unannounced. And this is for a narcotics investigation targeting Taylor's ex boyfriend, JaMarcus Glover, Taylor's boyfriend fired in what he thought were intruders and struck one officer. The officers fired back and killed Taylor in her hallway. To this investigative report Sort of looks at how police investigated that whole shooting start to finish after it happened And why does this reports say the officers got a no knock warrant for Taylor's home? So the this No knock warrant is sort of the central question in this investigation. In this case and one of things. This internal investigation shows us is that Detective Joshua Janes. Hey, told these investigators that he believed that JaMarcus Glover, Taylor's ex boyfriend was using Taylor's apartment to store money and receive packages. Here's Detective Jane, speaking with investigators in an audio interview released yesterday. It looks like it would be a USP, a suspected USPS package and so in a point, I believe that no this guy's going to get. I'm hoping at this point. He's getting a bullet into him. That's him, saying, I'm hoping at this point, he's getting dope delivered to him. And so Jane's obtains this no knock warrant for Taylor's apartment, and he told the judge when obtaining the warrant that he had confirmed with the postal inspector that Glover was getting packages of Taylor's apartment. But this investigation shows us that's not true is actually a neighbouring police department that checked with the postal inspector. And the Postal inspector said there were no packages sent to Taylor's address. One of the interesting things in this report shows the officers from that neighboring police department were shocked when they saw what James had put on that affidavit that led to the search warrant. Okay, that is really interesting. Last week recordings of the grand jury that considered the charges against the officers the charges that eventually led to one officer being indicted. Those recordings, says grand jury recordings were released. How does this new report fit into what the grand jury members heard? It's that grand jury was brought by Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron. And he has said that his office sort of started their investigation from scratch rather than relying on this investigation. But the Granger did hear some of these interviews, and the question remains No one of this file, did they not hear that might have changed their consideration of this case. And just briefly. Are there more investigations coming? Yes, The FBI is still considering how Jane's obtained this warrant, And there's also an internal Louisville police investigation to see if they violated internal agency policy. Eleanor Klibanoff of member station. W F B L in Louisville. Thanks so much, Eleanor. Thank you. This is NPR news. Whether it's a crash.