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Breaking News ! Police and protesters are facing off in Louisville after a Kentucky grand jury cleared three officers of charges for the shooting death of Breonna Taylor (pictured)  President Donald Trump took to Twitter to say he is praying for two officers injured amid the protests Two Louisville cops have been shot and one suspect is in custody as police face off with protesters after a Kentucky grand jury cleared three officers of charges for the shooting death of Breonna Taylor. Interim Police Chief Robert Schroeder said the shooting took place at Brook Street and Broadway about 8.30pm Wednesday. Both of the officers were rushed to University of Louisville Hospital. One of the officers is in stable condition, and the other is undergoing surgery, also in a stable condition. Schroeder would not reveal the identities of the officers injured.  'I am very concerned for the safety of our officers,' Schroeder told a press conference just after 10pm. 'Obviously we've had two officers shot tonight. That is very serious and a dangerous condition. I think the safety of our officers and the community we serve are of utmost importance.'President Donald Trump took to Twitter soon after and said he is praying for the officers injured.   'The Federal Government stands behind you and is ready to help,' Trump tweeted. 'Spoke to [Governor Andy Beshear] and we are prepared to work together, immediately upon request!' Bystander video showed a group of people walking down a street when gunfire erupted several hundred yards away where police cars were parked with their lights flashing. At least 14 shots rang out at the person holding the camera started running away from the source.  Louisville was thrown into turmoil after a grand jury handed down its decision indict just one of the officers involved in Taylor's killing, Brett Hankison, on charges of wanton endangerment for shooting into the homes of the 26-year-old EMT's neighbors when they executed a no-knock warrant on March 13.  Crowds gathered at Jefferson Square Park for the announcement erupted in anger, disgust and mourning and immediately began marching through the streets of Louisville, which is currently under a 9pm curfew with a state of emergency designation in effect.  Tensions quickly boiled over as protesters confronted lines of police officers who fired pepper balls and used wooden batons to drive them back.  Multiple people were thrown to the ground and detained by cops clad in riot gear as Gov Beshear approved a 'limited' deployment of 500 National Guard members in anticipation of nighttime violence.  Members of far-right groups including the Boogaloo Boys and the Proud Boys were seen fully armed as they made their way downtown to challenge Taylor protesters in the afternoon, but appeared to have dispersed by nightfall.   Other cities across the US also braced for a night of unrest as protests formed in New York City, Washington DC, Atlanta, Philadelphia and Chicago.  Scroll down for video   Police survey an area where two officers were shot in Louisville on Wednesday night amid protest sparked by a  a Kentucky grand jury's decision to clear three officers of charges for the shooting death of Breonna Taylor The Louisville Metro Police Department confirmed a shooting at Brooks Street and Broadway at about 8.30pm Wednesday and said the officers were rushed to an area hospital The map above shows the site where two police officers were shot in Louisville on Wednesday night Police escort a man out of the area after an officer was shot on Wednesday night Bystander video showed a group of people walking down a street when gunfire erupted several hundred yards away where police cars were parked with their lights flashing. At least 14 shots rang out at the person holding the camera started running away from the sourceAt least 1 police officer has been shot in Louisville. pic.twitter.com/UUBh3FvK97— Ragnar (@DanneskjoldLaw) September 24, 2020 A protester stands next to a burning pile of trash as tensions boiled over in Louisville's downtown area on Wednesday night A crowd is seen marching through an underpass after the 9pm curfew went into effect in Louisville Police officers move past Louisville City Hall as a curfew is implemented at 9pm to disperse protesters Nightfall gave way to even more violence in the city as fires broke out on the streets  An armored vehicle is seen near the site of protests in downtown Louisville on Wednesday night Armed National Guard members are seen armed and waiting in a vehicle after they were deployed by the governor A man removes a cooler box with water after protesters set fire in front of the Louis D Brandeis Hall of Justice A fire burns near a food station set up to keep protesters nourished during demonstrations on Wednesday night Wednesday's grand jury announcement marked the end of a four-month investigation into the death of Taylor, who was shot and killed over six months ago by officers who stormed into her home with a no-knock narcotics warrant.  The EMT's death set off months of protests, policy changes and a call for the three Louisville Metro Police Department officers who performed the raid to be criminally charged.  The grand jury chose to charge Hankison with three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment. The Class D felony, which carries a penalty of up to five years in prison, relates to Hankinson shooting into the neighboring apartments during the raid, not Taylor's death. Fired Louisville detective Brett Hankison (above in his mugshot) was charged with three counts of wanton endangerment in connection to the police raid on the night of March 13Hankinson was fired by the Louisville Metro Police Department in June after officials said he violated policy by 'wantonly and blindly' firing his gun during the raid.Sgt Jonathan Mattingly and Detective Myles Cosgrove, who were also present at the time of the fatal operation, were not charged. In Jefferson Square Park, people were seen breaking down in tears and screaming when the decision arrived as law enforcement helicopters surveyed the scene from above. 'That's it?' some questioned, while others called to burn the city down. 'We don't get no murder charges?' another asked. Many were angered that Hankison, the sole cop charged with three counts of 'wanton endangerment' of Taylor's neighbors, was required to post just a $15,000 bond. 'It tells people, cops can kill you in the sanctity of your own home,' Linda Sarsour, a Palestinian American activist, told the New York Times of the decision. 'It's unjustifiable,' added Desaray Yarbrough, a Louisville resident who came out to watch the march as it went by. 'The lack of charges is getting ready to bring the city down.'   more videos 1 2 3 Watch video Dramatic moment texting driver overturns car in crash Watch video Louisville officer injured after shots fired at cops in protest Watch video Officer injured after Louisville cops are shot at during protest Watch video Brooklyn Bridge proposal goes wrong as cyclist crushes photographer Watch video Woman smashes wine's shelves when asked to stick to Covid measures Watch video Fighter jets roar into action from HMS Queen Elizabeth II Watch video Tragedy as 14-year-old autistic boy William Wall is found dead Watch video Matt Lucas parodies Boris Johnson in the Bake Off intro Watch video Kate Middleton looks stylish on visit to London's Battersea Park Watch video New TikTok dance has people throwing babies and young children Watch video Inmate breaks down in tears as she receives letter from parole board Watch video Leah Bracknell's widower says her spirit is 'as alive as ever' DM.later('bundle', function(){ DM.molFeCarousel.init('#p-54', 'channelCarousel', { "activeClass" : "wocc", "pageCount" : "3.0", "pageSize" : 1, "onPos": 0, "updateStyleOnHover": true }); }); Police clash with protesters marching through the streets of Louisville after a grand jury chose not to indict three officers in the death of Breonna Taylor on Wednesday afternoon Hundreds of people took to the streets on Wednesday afternoon to decry the grand jury's decision A woman reacts with anguish after a Kentucky grand jury handed down its decision in the death of Breonna Taylor  Police officers carrying batons chase down a protester during a march in downtown Louisville on Wednesday afternoon Officers pull a protester to the ground before marching him away in handcuffs  Police were seen detaining multiple people hours ahead of the city's 9pm curfew going into effect A police officer detains a protester in downtown Louisville as demonstrations kicked off on Wednesday afternoon  A protester offers water to a man as he is detained on the ground by police officers clad in riot gear Two protesters are thrown to the ground by police during a march in downtown Louisville on Wednesday afternoon A woman screams as a police officer attempts to take a bike away from her during clashes between cops and protesters RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Kentucky AG warns that 'mob justice is not justice' after... 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Share this article Share WHAT IS WANTON ENDANGERMENT?What is the charge?Charges of wanton endangerment are brought when a person is found to have recklessly engaged in conduct, without concern for human life, that puts a person at risk of death or serious injury. 'A person is guilty of wanton endangerment in the first degree when, under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life, he wantonly engages in conduct which creates a substantial danger of death or serious physical injury to another person,' state law says. What is the penalty?Wanton endangerment in Kentucky is a class D felony.It can bring a sentence of up to five years in prison.How are the charges related to the Breonna Taylor case?The three counts of wanton endangerment were brought against Officer Brett Hankison after the bullets he fired inside Taylor's apartment traveled into a neighboring apartment. Crime scene photos show the walls of Taylor's apartment riddled with bullet holes.   adverts.addToArray({"pos":"mpu_factbox"})Advertisement Protesters quickly came together to begin marching, despite the incoming 72-hour curfew and large parts of the city being closed down. By 2.15pm, the Times reported that 250 protesters were already marching with two dozen police cruisers in pursuit. The group initially march through the closed sections of the city as they chanted: 'If we don't get it, shut it down.' Video showed a U-Haul van pulling up to the edge of the barricaded area and offloading a cache of supplies including shields and signs that read: 'Abolish the police' and 'Abolition now'.  Earlier a group of 150 people had blocked an intersection of Broadway and 6th Street, just outside a barricade that authorities have established around city buildings to keep protesters away. Cops quickly arrived and demonstrators moved along, watched over by more police cars.  Tensions already began to mount as police blocked the crowd from accessing certain roads and leaders tried to keep the group together. At one point, protesters stopped to taunt officers waiting inside a vehicle. At around 3pm the crowd had grown to several hundred people as they stopped to organize at an intersection with shields to the front. Many shouted at those watching from their homes to begin participating.Tensions rose further still as businesses began to be targeted and several windows were smashed. Some protesters were seen knocking over tables and chairs in front of a restaurant before meeting with a white citizen group who were patrolling in front of businesses to keep them secure.Other videos showed demonstrators hurling insults and water bottles at police officers who linked arms to push back the crowds. At about 4.30pm officers began telling protesters that they were engaging in an unlawful assembly and ordered them to disperse immediately.  'If you do not do so we may dispense chemical agents and you will be arrested,' officers told residents via loud speaker. At one point a protester shouted back: 'We're peaceful right now!'Cops were photographed aggressively arresting several protesters by throwing them to the ground and holding them down as they were placed in handcuffs.  Schroeder, the police chief, said 'several' people had been arrested at a news conference just after 5pm.  The situation escalated as the curfew drew near and officers began telling people to head home.     more videos 1 2 3 Watch video Dramatic moment texting driver overturns car in crash Watch video Louisville officer injured after shots fired at cops in protest Watch video Officer injured after Louisville cops are shot at during protest Watch video Brooklyn Bridge proposal goes wrong as cyclist crushes photographer Watch video Woman smashes wine's shelves when asked to stick to Covid measures Watch video Fighter jets roar into action from HMS Queen Elizabeth II Watch video Tragedy as 14-year-old autistic boy William Wall is found dead Watch video Matt Lucas parodies Boris Johnson in the Bake Off intro Watch video Kate Middleton looks stylish on visit to London's Battersea Park Watch video New TikTok dance has people throwing babies and young children Watch video Inmate breaks down in tears as she receives letter from parole board Watch video Leah Bracknell's widower says her spirit is 'as alive as ever' DM.later('bundle', function(){ DM.molFeCarousel.init('#p-85', 'channelCarousel', { "activeClass" : "wocc", "pageCount" : "3.0", "pageSize" : 1, "onPos": 0, "updateStyleOnHover": true }); }); Armed counter protesters also descended on Louisville and were seen harassing drivers Protesters hold up their hands as they face off against a line of police officers clad in riot gear Hundreds of people who gathered in Jefferson Square Park to hear the grand jury's decision reacted with anger and frustration after learning that just one of the three officers involved in Taylor's death would face charges  Protesters carrying 'Abolish the police' signs hold their fists in the air during a march in Louisville on Wednesday afternoon A police officer looks on as people react to the grand jury's decision on Breonna Taylor's death People are detained in Louisville after a demonstration over Breonna Taylor's shooting death on Wednesday afternoon  People react to the grand jury decision on Breonna Taylor's death as hundreds gather to protestLouisville began preparing for potential unrest last week after Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron said the grand jury decision would be released 'soon'. City officials began erecting barricades around Jefferson Square Park - which has been at the center of 100 days of protests over Taylor's death - and boarded up police and federal buildings in anticipation of protests.  Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer declared a state of emergency on Tuesday night and announced a 72-hour curfew for the city beginning at 9pm, with exceptions for those going to work or to seek medical treatment. 'I urge everybody to choose peaceful and lawful protest,' Fischer, a white Democrat, said shortly before Cameron's announcement. 'This is obviously a really important time for our city. I want us to think about our kids and our grandkids and get this right.'  After the announcement, Fischer pleaded for peace, saying: 'Let's turn to each other, not on each other.'   Four wheeled military vehicles enter the city ahead of a 9pm curfew Wednesday that will stay in place for 72 hours  Protestors cried out in anger as the grand jury decision was announced and a large march begins Other demonstrators watched on in shock and disbelief as only one cop was chargedOther protests erupted in cities nationwide as thousands gathered to decry the Taylor decision. In New York City, hundreds of people descended on the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, where they took a knee in Taylor's honor and listened to various activists speak, and outside Grand Central Station in Manhattan.  To the north in Buffalo, a protester was hit by a pickup truck during a demonstration in the city's Niagara Square. The protester was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries, officials said, and the driver of the truck was pulled over. In Illinois, Gov J.B. Pritzker said had spoken to the National Guard about being prepared for protests and was in touch with Mayor Lori Lightfoot of Chicago.  About 300 people gathered in Palmer Square Park on Chicago's northwest side before setting off on a march Wednesday evening, chanting Taylor's name. The march was monitored by police officers on bicycles. Other demonstrators gathered in downtown's Millennium Park chanting demands for justice as passing motorists on Michigan Avenue honked their horns.Activist priest the Rev Michael Pfleger told protesters gathered in the middle of an intersection that they should peacefully let those who represent the status quo know of their unhappiness with the Taylor decision.'We're here tonight because we do care,' Pfleger said. 'And we're here because we want to say: "We object and we don't accept it. Somebody has to be held accountable."'In Atlanta, Georgia State Police were seen deploying tear gas canisters on protesters who refused to disperse. Another large crowd formed in the nation's capital of Washington DC as city officials started shutting down streets.    NEW YORK: Protesters gather in front of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Wednesday night  NEW YORK: Protesters outside the Barclays Center call for justice in the murder of Breonna Taylor  BOSTON: Demonstrators attend at a 'Justice for Breonna' vigil in Boston on Wednesday night WASHINGTON DC: Demonstrators march near the White House on Wednesday night WASHINGTON DC: A massive crowd made their way through the National Mall chanting Breonna Taylor's name Georgia State Patrol deploying tear gas at protestors pic.twitter.com/KPRAkbAnwU— Tanni Deb (@Tanni_Deb) September 24, 2020   Fury as just one cop is charged with 'putting neighbors at risk with wild firing' in Breonna Taylor's death and two others walk FREE Fired Louisville detective Brett Hankison was charged with three counts of wanton endangerment in connection to the police raid on the night of March 13Jefferson County Circuit Judge Annie O'Connell on Wednesday announced the grand jury's decision to charge former detective Brett Hankison with three counts of wanton endangerment in connection to the police raid on the night of March 13. The first-degree charge, a Class D felony which carries a penalty of up to five years in prison, relates to Hankinson shooting into the neighboring apartments during the incident, not Taylor's death.  Hankinson was fired by the Louisville Metro Police Department in June after officials said he violated policy by 'wantonly and blindly' firing his gun during the raid.  Sgt Jonathan Mattingly and Detective Myles Cosgrove, who were also present at the time of the fatal operation, were not charged.Neither the grand jury nor the presiding judge elaborated on the charges.State Attorney General Daniel Cameron addressed the long-awaited decision shortly after the announcement in a news conference in Frankfort. Cameron revealed the investigation found: Sergeant Mattingly and detectives Cosgrove and Hankison had no known involvement in the obtainment of the search warrant executed on March 13.  Mattingly was the first and the only officer to enter the residence, where he saw Taylor's boyfriend Kenneth Walker open fire. There is no evidence to support that sergeant Mattingly was hit by friendly fire from other officers.  Mattingly returned fire with six shots. Almost simultaneously, detective Cosgrove also in the doorway, shot 16 times. In total, six bullets struck Taylor, but only one was determined to be fatal.    Detective Hankison fired his weapon ten times, firing bullets into apartment 4 and apartment 3.At the time, three residents of apartment 3 were at home including a male, pregnant female, and a child. There is no conclusive evidence that any bullets fired from detective Hankison's weapon struck Taylor. The ballistics analysis did not identify which of the three officers fired the fatal shot. The FBI investigation later concluded the fatal shot was fired by detective Cosgrove.  Investigation found Mattingly and Cosgrove were justified in the use of force after Walker opened fire.He gave a detailed account of the months-long investigation into the events leading up to deadly shooting, which he said had been pieced together by ballistics reports, 911 calls, and witness interviews, due to the lack of bodycam footage. But Cameron, who is the state's first Black attorney general, said that the officers were not charged because they acted in self-defense after Taylor's boyfriend fired at them.  'I certainly understand the pain that has been brought about by the tragic loss of Miss Taylor. I understand that as an attorney general ..

. I understand that as a black man,' Cameron told reporters. 'This team, myself, and the representatives of the Attorney General's office have taken a lot of criticism and scrutiny. But that scrutiny in many ways was misplaced because there was not a day that people in this office didn't go to sleep thinking about this case.  Louisville police have declared a state of emergency ahead of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron's announcement about whether he will charge officers involved in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor (pictured) Officers Myles Cosgrove (left) and John Mattingly (right) who were present during the police raid on March 13, were not charged on Wednesday. Hankison was fired from the LMPD while the other two officers were placed on administrative assignment  more videos 1 2 3 Watch video Dramatic moment texting driver overturns car in crash Watch video Louisville officer injured after shots fired at cops in protest Watch video Officer injured after Louisville cops are shot at during protest Watch video Brooklyn Bridge proposal goes wrong as cyclist crushes photographer Watch video Woman smashes wine's shelves when asked to stick to Covid measures Watch video Fighter jets roar into action from HMS Queen Elizabeth II Watch video Tragedy as 14-year-old autistic boy William Wall is found dead Watch video New TikTok dance has people throwing babies and young children Watch video Airbus reveals three all-new zero-emission aircraft concepts Watch video University Challenge contestant Marrow's hair flicking habit Watch video Inmate breaks down in tears as she receives letter from parole board Watch video Leah Bracknell's widower says her spirit is 'as alive as ever' DM.later('bundle', function(){ DM.molFeCarousel.init('#p-130', 'channelCarousel', { "activeClass" : "wocc", "pageCount" : "3.0", "pageSize" : 1, "onPos": 0, "updateStyleOnHover": true }); }); 'Criminal law is not meant to respond to every sorrow and grief, and that is true here. But my heart breaks for the loss of Miss Taylor,' the AG said. Investigators believe Cosgrove was responsible for firing the bullet that took Taylor's life. Taylor was shot at least five times after officers barged into her apartment while acting on a search warrant for a drug investigation. Her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, opened fire when police burst in, hitting Mattingly. Walker was charged with attempted murder of a police officer, but prosecutors later dropped the charge.Walker had told police he heard knocking but didn't know who was coming into the home and fired in self-defense. Cameron said Cosgrove and Mattingly were not charged after investigators determined their actions were justified because Walker opened fire.'According to Kentucky law, the use of force by (Officers Jonathan) Mattingly and (Myles) Cosgrove was justified to protect themselves,' he said. 'This justification bars us from pursuing criminal charges in Miss Breonna Taylor's death.'The three officers did not take part in the obtaining of the warrant, he said.  more videos 1 2 3 Watch video Dramatic moment texting driver overturns car in crash Watch video Louisville officer injured after shots fired at cops in protest Watch video Officer injured after Louisville cops are shot at during protest Watch video Brooklyn Bridge proposal goes wrong as cyclist crushes photographer Watch video Woman smashes wine's shelves when asked to stick to Covid measures Watch video Fighter jets roar into action from HMS Queen Elizabeth II Watch video Tragedy as 14-year-old autistic boy William Wall is found dead Watch video Great British Bake Off contestant Sura walks her pet cat Ghost Watch video Kate Middleton looks stylish on visit to London's Battersea Park Watch video Airbus reveals three all-new zero-emission aircraft concepts Watch video University Challenge contestant Marrow's hair flicking habit Watch video Leah Bracknell's widower says her spirit is 'as alive as ever' DM.later('bundle', function(){ DM.molFeCarousel.init('#p-131', 'channelCarousel', { "activeClass" : "wocc", "pageCount" : "3.0", "pageSize" : 1, "onPos": 0, "updateStyleOnHover": true }); }); The raid had been widely reported by the media as a 'no-knock' warrant however, further investigations later proved the cops had knocked before entering.  Walker had also told investigators he did hear knocking, but maintained the cops had not identify themselves as police. They knocked on Taylor's apartment door and announced their presence outside, which Cameron said was corroborated by a neighbor who witnessed the arrival.  Getting no answer, Cameron said police officers 'breached the door' and gained entry into the apartment. Mattingly entered first, and at the end of a corridor saw Taylor and with Walker who was pointing a gun.Walker fired, injuring Mattingly in the thigh. Mattingly returned fire, and his colleagues began shooting soon after, Cameron said. Hankison fired 10 bullets, Cameron said.Six bullets hit Taylor, though there is no 'conclusive' evidence that any came from Hankinson's gun, Cameron said. Bullets fired by Hankison traveled into a neighboring apartment.    The last moments of Breonna Taylor's life: Cops shouted a warning before knocking down door, her boyfriend shot first and she died next to him in the hallway after police fired 32 bullets, investigation finds  The three officers involved in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor fired 32 times after barging into her apartment, but only one shot was determined to be fatal, investigators found.The Jefferson County grand jury on Wednesday announced the results of its inquiry into the death of 26-year-old EMT, who was killed in her apartment during a police raid on March 13.  Louisville Officer Brett Hankison, who was fired in June, was charged with three counts of wanton endangerment for firing into Taylor's neighbors' homes. Sgt Jonathan Mattingly and Detective Myles Cosgrove, who were also present during the deadly raid, were not indicted. In a press conference shortly after the grand jury's decision, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron gave a detailed account of the sequence of events, which he said was pieced together by ballistics reports, 911 calls, and witness interviews, due to the lack of bodycam footage.  The investigation shed light into Taylor's final moments, revealing she was shot a total of six times while standing in the hallway of her home alongside boyfriend Kenneth Walker. In the early hours of March 13, Louisville police officers entered apartment 4 of 3003 Springfield Drive, firing 32 times. Breonna Taylor was shot six times, but only one was determined to be fatalEarlier reports had said Taylor was sleeping in bed when officers barged in and opened fire. It also confirmed cops did indeed knock after serving a warrant at apartment 4 of 3003 Springfield Drive in the early hours of March 13. According to investigators' findings, Taylor was shot a total of six times, but medical evidence indicated that only one shot was fatal. 'Further medical evidence shows Ms Taylor would have died from the fatal shot within a few seconds to two minutes after being struck,' Cameron said.   Walker was determined to have fired the first round, striking Sgt Mattingly in the leg. Mattingly was the only officer to enter the apartment, where he said he found Walker holding a gun. 'In his statement [Mattingly] says that the male was holding a gun, arms extended, in a shooting stance,' Cameron said. 'Sergeant Mattingly saw the man's gun fire, heard a boom and immediately knew he was shot as a result of feeling heat in his upper thigh.'Cameron confirmed Walker shot Mattingly in the leg and there was no evidence to support the cop was hit by friendly fire from other officers. During the shooting, Mattingly fired six shots, Cosgrove fired 16, and Hankinson fired 10, according to the report. Walker also previously admitted that he fired one shot and was the first to shoot.  Crime scene photos from the investigation show a number of shell casings in and near the EMT's apartment after she was shot dead by police on March 13 Bullet holes and blood smeared on the walls could be seen in one evidence photo from inside Taylor's apartment after she was shot dead'Sergeant Mattingly returned fire down the hallway. Mattingly fired six shots. Almost simultaneously, detective Cosgrove also in the doorway, shot 16 times. This all took place in a matter of seconds,' Cameron said. 'In total, six bullets struck Ms Taylor.'Meanwhile, Detective Hankison, who was the only cop charged in the case, had fired his weapon ten times including from an outside sliding glass door and through a bedroom window. 'Some bullets traveled through apartment 4 and into apartment 3 before some exited that apartment,' Cameron said. 'At the time, three residents of apartment 3  were at home including a male, a pregnant female, and a child.'There is no conclusive evidence that any bullets fired from detective Hankison's weapon struck Ms Taylor,' Cameron said. The AG said initial ballistics reports were unable to determined which of the three officers fired the shot that killed Taylor.Cameron then commissioned the FBI Crime lab to conduct a separate analysis to see if they reached the same results. 'Ballistics analysis concluded the fatal shot was fired by Detective Cosgrove.'Our officers looked at both reports to determine if there were major differences in the procedures used by each lab that would have led the FBI to identify who fired the fatal shot. 'Both law enforcement agencies used similar equipment and analysis. Each lab is highly respected for their work. 'There was nothing our investigators could point to nor anything provided by the respective agencies that directly explains why one lab made the call while another did not,' Cameron said.  Taylor's living room was left riddled with bullets after the March 13 shooting by police The charges stem from Hankison's bullets travelling into a neighboring apartment when he and two other officers opened fire. Pictured above are the bullet holes found in Taylor's apartment   Trump says Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron is a 'star' and has handled the Breonna Taylor case 'very well' when asked to comment on today's grand jury decisionPresident Donald Trump praised Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron's 'fantastic' handling of the Breonna Taylor case after a grand jury indicted a single officer in connection with her killing. Trump called Cameron 'really brilliant' and a 'star' when asked about the result of the attorney general's investigation on Wednesday afternoon.  It came after Cameron announced that fired officer Brett Hankison had been indicted on three charges of wanton endangerment for the no-knock raid that killed 26-year-old Taylor on March 13. The charges related to Hankison shooting into the homes of Taylor's neighbors, not her death. The other two officers involved in the raid were not charged.  The grand jury decision was met with immediate backlash as hundreds of protesters began marching through downtown Louisville and clashing with police. Trump, who has repeatedly railed against Black Lives Matter protesters, applauded Kentucky Gov Andy Beshear's decision to deploy the National Guard as tensions mounted in the city.    President Donald Trump (left) praised Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron (right) for his 'fantastic' handling of the Breonna Taylor case at a press conference on Wednesday after a grand jury indicted a single officer in connection with her killingThe president's press conference came to an abrupt end when he said he had to take an 'emergency phone call' as a reporters tried to ask him more questions about the Taylor case.  'Mr. President, just one more question if I can about Breonna Taylor. People are protesting in the streets. What is your message to that?' a reporter asked right before Trump walked out. Trump briefly addressed the case earlier in the afternoon, but punted when asked if he believed justice had been served.  The president spoke instead about his own record – once again comparing it to Abraham Lincoln's – and said he would comment on the case later. A reporter had asked Trump: 'Do you believe that justice was served in he Breonna Taylor case in Kentucky, and what is your message to the black community who believe that perhaps justice was not served by the decision which was rendered by the decision that was rendered by the grand jury in Kentucky?'  He responded: 'Well, my message is that I love the black community. And I've done more for the black community than any other president. And I say, with the possible exception of Abraham Lincoln,' Trump said, before rattling off accomplishments, some of which built on existing programs or included Democratic buy-in.'And mean that with opportunities zones and with criminal justice reform, with prison reform, with what we've done for historically black universities, colleges, schools, what we've done – nobody has done more. 'Abraham Lincoln, let's give him the nod, but beyond that, nobody's done more. I love the black community.' He steered clear of any substantive language on the verdict itself, as authorities in Louisville declared a curfew and lined the streets to quell unrest.  'I don't know enough about it. I heard the decision was just made. We've been together here, and so we haven't discussed it. But after I see what the decision is, I will have a comment on it,' Trump said. Joe Biden made vague remarks when asked about the grand jury decision on a tarmac in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Wednesday evening (pictured) Kamala Harris also declined to offer her opinion on the indictment, saying: 'I haven't read it fully yet, but there's no question that Breonna Taylor and her family deserve justice yesterday, today and tomorrow so I'll review it'Rival Joe Biden made similarly vague remarks when asked about the grand jury decision on a tarmac in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Democratic presidential nominee claimed he hadn't received enough information to comment fully but said: 'My heart goes out to [Taylor's] mother.'He also urged protesters to keep their demonstrations peaceful.  'Do not sully her memory or her mother's by engaging in any violence. It's totally inappropriate for that to happen,' Biden said. 'She wouldn't want it, nor would her mother, so I hope they do that.' Biden's running mate, Sen Kamala Harris, also declined to share her opinion on the indictment.  'I haven't read it fully yet, but there's no question that Breonna Taylor and her family deserve justice yesterday, today and tomorrow so I'll review it,' said the Senate Judiciary Committee member.Harris tweeted back in June: 'The officers who murdered Breonna Taylor nearly three months ago still have not been charged. We can't forget about Black women in our quest for justice.'  A timeline of events related to the shooting death of Breonna Taylor - March 13: Officers serving a narcotics warrant fatally shoot Taylor in her home in Louisville, Kentucky.- March 13, hours later: Police announce the arrest of Kenneth Walker in the wounding of an officer during an exchange of gunfire; Taylor is left unidentified at the news conference, described as 'an unresponsive woman who was later pronounced dead.'- March, April: The shooting stays out of the headlines as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads in the U.S.- April 27, Taylor's family files wrongful death lawsuit against police department and city, challenging the police narrative.- May 13: Top Louisville prosecutor Tom Wine recuses himself from reviewing police investigation, Attorney General Daniel Cameron named as special prosecutor.  - May 22: Prosecutors announce they will drop attempted murder charges against Walker, who shot at officers in his girlfriend's home.- May 28: Walker's anguished 911 call is released, three days after the death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minnesota, sparking large protests in Louisville.- May 29: Mayor Greg Fischer suspends use of no-knock warrants by Louisville police.- June 1: Fischer fires Police Chief Steve Conrad after officers failed to turn on body cameras in shooting of barbecue cook David McAtee during protests in Louisville.- June 11: Louisville Metro Council unanimously passes 'Breonna´s Law' which bans use of no knock warrants.- June 14: Pop star Beyoncé writes Attorney General Daniel Cameron, urging him to charge police officers.- June 23: Officer Brett Hankison, one of 3 officers who fired shots the night of Taylor's death, is fired for 'blindly' firing into Taylor´s apartment.- June 25: Celebrities join hundreds of demonstrators outside state Capitol calling on Cameron to charge officers.- June 28: Photographer Tyler Gerth is fatally shot at site of ongoing protests in downtown Louisville.- July 14: Protesters are arrested for demonstrating on Cameron´s front lawn.- August 12: Taylor´s mother, Tamika Palmer, meets with Cameron.- September  5: Hundreds peacefully protest outside Kentucky Derby, urging Cameron to criminally charge the officers.- September 7: Fischer names Yvette Gentry, first Black woman to lead Louisville Police department, as interim chief beginning Oct. 1.- September 9: Cameron is included on President Donald Trump's shortlist of Supreme Court candidates.- September 15: City announces civil settlement providing Taylor´s family with $12 million and promising police reforms.- September 22: Louisville police set up blockades downtown in anticipation of Cameron's announcement. adverts.addToArray({"pos":"mpu_factbox"})Advertisement Read more: Breonna Taylor Live Updates: One Officer Charged With Wanton Endangerment - The New York Times DM.later('bundle', function(){ DM.has('external-source-links', 'externalLinkTracker'); });

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