The legal professional for former Louisville police detective Brett Hankison tells CNN the proof within the case doesn’t assist the costs towards his shopper.
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 condominium by means of a door and window on March 13, with bullets getting into an adjoining condominium and endangering these inside.
Lawyer Stew Matthews instructed CNN his shopper 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 recognized when Hankison will make his first courtroom look.
Matthews isn’t any stranger to high-profile instances that contain law enforcement officials. He defended former College of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing, who fatally shot a Black man throughout a visitors cease in 2015.
After two mistrials within the Tensing case, prosecutors dismissed the homicide indictment saying “there’s not a chance of success at (a 3rd) trial.