The legal professional for former Louisville police detective Brett Hankison tells CNN the proof within the case doesn’t help the costs in opposition to his consumer.
Hankison was indicted by a grand jury on Wednesday on three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment. The counts pertain to Hankison allegedly firing blindly into Breonna Taylor’s condo by means of a door and window on March 13, with bullets coming into an adjoining condo and endangering these inside.
Lawyer Stew Matthews instructed CNN his consumer plans to plead “not responsible” to the costs at his arraignment.
The opposite two officers who additionally fired pictures through the botched March raid weren’t indicted, which means no officer was charged with killing the 26-year-old Black emergency room technician and aspiring nurse.
Hankison surrendered on Wednesday afternoon, posted a $15,000 bond and was launched, Matthews mentioned.
It isn’t instantly identified when Hankison will make his first courtroom look.
Matthews isn’t any stranger to high-profile circumstances that contain cops. He defended former College of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing, who fatally shot a Black man throughout a site visitors cease in 2015.
After two mistrials within the Tensing case, prosecutors dismissed the homicide indictment saying “there may be not a chance of success at (a 3rd) trial.