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Louisville, Ky, to probe handling of Breonna Taylor shooting

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Deanna Wagner | 30 June, 2020, 22:34

Saturday's shooting left one person dead and another injured after a protest in Jefferson Square.

According to WFPL, a graphic video posted on Facebook appeared to show a man firing a pistol several times into the crowd of protesters.

A termination letter sent to Officer Brett Hankison released by the city's police department Tuesday said Hankinson violated procedures by showing "extreme indifference to the value of human life" when he "wantonly and blindly" shot 10 rounds of gunfire into Taylor's apartment in March.

"Calls then came in that Sheriff's Department personnel were in the park performing life-saving measures on a male who eventually died at the scene", the department said on Twitter.

Shortly afterwards another person was shot nearby. Another shooting victim across the street at the Hall of Justice was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Authorities in Louisville, Ky., have identified the victim in a fatal Saturday night shooting in a park where demonstrators gathered to protest the police killing of Breonna Taylor. "None of us want to see this area of peaceful protest become a crime scene", Fischer said during a press conference.

The Saturday night shooting was at least the second during almost a month of protests in Louisville over Taylor's death.

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Police brutality protesters blocked a bridge connecting Kentucky to IN for three hours before police dispersed the crowd and arrested 33 people.

Dozens of people gathered on Sunday at the park. For almost a month, protesters have been calling for the officers involved in her death to be charged. The Louisville city council has also voted to ban no-knock warrants.

A painting of Breonna Taylor is projected onto a government building near Jefferson Square Park during a protest on June 5, 2020 in Louisville, Kentucky. We will represent the people and ensure our local government is transparent and that local leaders are held accountable for their decisions."Taylor, 25, was shot to death in her apartment on March 13 as three plainclothes Louisville police officers were executing a no-knock search warrant".

They received "reports of shots fired" about 9 p.m., the statement said.

The police officers said that they only fired inside Ms. Taylor's home after they were first fired upon by Kenneth Walker, Ms. Taylor's boyfriend. "He had been repeatedly asked by other members in the park to leave due to his disruptive behavior", Schroeder said.

Taylor was shot at least eight times and killed.

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