Rianna Taylor, Police Department, Joshua Jane discussed on Morning Edition
Freeman. We do expect some Dry day today with cool temperatures, mostly in the upper fifties. 7 45 It's morning edition from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep, and I'm Layla Falled in Louisville's Police Department is firing two officers involved in the raid that ended with the killing of Rianna Taylor. Thea officers are Detective Joshua Janes, who sought the warrant on Taylor's apartment and Miles Cosgrove, who the FBI says fired the fatal bullet. Ryland Barton with Kentucky Public Radio is following the story. Good morning. Good morning. So, Rylan. It's been more than eight months since Briana Taylor was killed. Why is the police department making this decision now versus when she was killed? Right, So these air as you said the two officers who played key roles in the in the raid that on Briana Taylor's apartment, Joshua James, He's the one who acquired the warrant the lead officers to our door after midnight and then detective Miles Cosgrove, who fired with the FBI considers to be that fatal shot. They've been on paid leave for months. Really. Louisville's in term police chief is determined at this point that Joshua Jane's had provided improper information in obtaining that warrant, saying that He had confirmed with the postal inspector that Taylor had been receiving packages involving an ex boyfriend who was involved in drug dealing and that he actually hadn't made any contact with the post officer determined that And then in the case of Miles Cosgrove that he had improperly used use of force, and he was one of other officers who was firing into Taylor's apartment. But the Inter police chief determine that he didn't know who his target Woz and was firing indiscriminately into the apartment. What's been the reaction to this decision. I'm wondering here about those on the police force but also the public. The protestors have been out there for months now, right, well live dressed with Jane's one of the officers involved, and he will be defending himself. And he says that his lawyer says that he's done nothing wrong and will appeal it. They say that the police department's already essentially made their determination of it. There will be a On administrative hearing over this in the coming days to basically give the officers a chance to respond. But then also the You know the protesters there, you know, I think that they're frustrated. This has taken so long for this. This has been one of the rallying cries was toe get the officers involved in this trade fired but also charged and I think that there's a little bit of satisfaction that you know it's moved in that direction, but also frustration that it hasn't gone as far as some people are calling for it. Yeah, No Bryant, Briana Taylor's family and many others have been calling for officers involved in the raid to not just be fired. They want them arrested, criminally charged. How likely is it that this could happen? There is the investigation's ongoing. There's a federal investigation into this. Ongoing and it will be interesting to see how this might change. You know, a new federal administration coming in, You know, there is one officer who was criminally charged with one endangerment Brett Hankinson earlier this year, but it's still yet to be seen. If any more charges. Come down. That's Ryland Barton of Kentucky Public Radio. Thank you for your coverage. Thank you. Marketplace Morning report is coming up next.