The ballistics report could not determine if Taylor’s boyfriend shot an officer. The ballistics report from the Kentucky State Police could not determine that the boyfriend of Breonna Taylor shot one of the officers who responded to the scene, according to the boyfriend’s attorney. In an interview with ABC News, Steve Romines, one of the attorneys for Kenneth Walker, said “the Kentucky State Police’s own ballistics’ report could not determine that Kenny’s shot is who hit Officer Mattingly.” Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman, was shot to death in her own apartment in March as police were executing a “no-knock” warrant. Taylor, dressed in her nightclothes, was shot six times by bullets fired by Officer Myles Cosgrove and Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron said, adding that an FBI ballistics analysis determined that the one fatal shot came from Cosgrove’s 40-caliber weapon. Cameron claimed the officers opened fire when Walker fired at them first with a licensed gun, hitting Mattingly in the leg, when the officers forced open the front door in the early morning hours. Cameron said the investigation showed Mattingly and Cosgrove were justified in their use of force because Walker shot at the officers first and they returned fire to protect themselves. “This justification bars us from pursuing charges in Ms. Breonna Taylor’s death,” Cameron said.

via abcnews: Ballistics report raises questions in Breonna Taylor shooting, attorney says

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