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4 police officers federally charged with civil rights violations in Breonna Taylor's death

Two current and two former police officers in Louisville, Kentucky, have been charged with violating Breonna Taylor's civil rights in the 2020 botched raid that led to the young Black woman's death, federal officials said Thursday.

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, in announcing the charges, said the Department of Justice alleges that the violations "resulted in Ms. Taylor's death."

Detective Joshua Jaynes, with the Louisville Metro Police Department, obtained the warrant used in the March 13, 2020, search of the 26-year-old medical worker's apartment.

Jaynes, Kelly Goodlett, who along with Jaynes was a detective in the Place-Based Investigations unit that investigated drug trafficking, and Sgt. Kyle Meany, who supervised the unit, were charged with falsifying an affidavit.

Jaynes and Goodlett are accused of misleading investigators probing the deadly shooting. Meany allegedly lied to the FBI, Garland said.

In a separate indictment, Brett Hankison...

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