The agent, Kelly Goodlett, is among the four police officers charged in early August by the US Department of Justice for their role in the death of this young black woman who became an icon of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Two other officers, Joshua Jaynes and Kyle Meany, are accused like Kelly Goodlett of having lied about the search warrant, while a third, Brett Hankison, was charged with excessive use of force.
Kelly Goodlett, who has since resigned, thus admits to having “falsified” with another police officer the request for a search warrant addressed to a judge, and then to have lied “to cover up the false declarations” initial. She faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
In resonance with George Floyd
On March 13, 2020, three police officers in Louisville, Kentucky’s largest city, broke into the home of 26-year-old Breonna Taylor in the middle of the night as part of a drug trafficking investigation targeting her ex-boyfriend. friend. His new companion, Kenneth Walker, believed they were burglars and fired a shot with a legally owned gun. The police responded and Breonna Taylor received around 20 bullets.
Breonna Taylor’s death hadn’t garnered much attention until the death of African American George Floyd. To put an end to a civil complaint, the town hall of Louisville had agreed to pay 12 million dollars to the family of Breonna Taylor.