Officer Involved in Breonna Taylor Shooting Accused of Sexual Assault!
Y'all ain't gon' believe this! One of the officers involved in the murder of Breonna Taylor had been accused of sexual assault. Taylor a 26-year-old unarmed black EMT and aspiring nurse in Louisville, Ky., was fatally shot March 13 by police while they carried out a search warrant on the wrong apartment WHILE SHE WAS SLEEPING.
After Taylor's shooting, Hankison, who is white, and two other Louisville officers, Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and Officer Myles Cosgrove, were placed on administrative leave while the department investigates their actions.
None have been criminally charged in connection with Taylor's shooting.
According to People, Officer Brett Hankison, one of the officers accused of murdering Taylor, has had some cases of sexual assault swept under the rug.
The lawsuit also alleges Wilson and Hankison had interactions outside of those arrests, “including over a relationship with the same woman,” reports the Courier-Journal.
A criminal case is pending against Wilson stemming from a June 2018 arrest by Hankison for alleged drug possession, according to the newspaper.
In the more recent sexual assault allegations against Hankison, a woman who identified herself on Facebook as Margo Borders wrote that in April 2018, "a police officer who I had interacted with on many occasions at bars in St. Matthews offered me a ride home. He drove me home in uniform, in his marked car, invited himself into my apartment and sexually assaulted me while I was unconscious."
"I never reported him out of fear of retaliation," she writes, before naming Hankison as her alleged assailant. "I had no proof of what happened and he had the upper hand because he was a police officer. Who do you call when the person who assaulted you is a police officer? Who were they going to believe? I knew it wouldn’t be me."
n the second instance, a woman who identified herself as Emily Terry took to Instagram to write that last fall, "I began walking home from a bar intoxicated. A police officer pulled up next to me and offered me a ride home. I thought to myself, 'Wow. That is so nice of him.' And willingly got in."
She continued: "He began making sexual advances towards me; rubbing my thigh, kissing my forehead, and calling me 'baby.' Mortified, I did not move. I continued to talk about my grad school experiences and ignored him. As soon as he pulled up to my apartment building, I got out of the car and ran to the back. My friend reported this the next day, and of course nothing came from it."
Asked whether any formal complaint alleging sexual harassment or sexual misconduct involving Hankison had been received or previously investigated, the police department spokesperson would only reiterate that they are looking into the current allegations.
"We encourage anyone with direct information about this situation to contact us and share that information with an investigator at (502) 574-7144."
This man should have BEEN off the street!