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Grand jury indicts officer in fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted one officer in the fatal shooting by police of Breonna Taylor.

Officer Brett Hankison was charged with three counts of wanton endangerment in the first degree, which is extreme indifference to human life.

The findings by the Grand Jury were presented during a news conference Wednesday afternoon.

Taylor, a Black medical worker, was shot multiple times in her home by police and died from those wounds during a raid back in March.

Hankison was fired from the police department on June 23. Hankison and the other officers involved - Mattingly, Officer Myles Cosgrove and Detective Joshua Jaynes - were put on administrative re-assignment following the incident.

Louisville settled a lawsuit filed by Taylor's mother, Tamika Palmer, on Sept. 15. Officials agreed to pay her $12 million.

The City of Louisville announced Tuesday preparations being made ahead of the announcement. This included placing barricades around Jefferson Square, where protesters having gathered in the past.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer also announced a 9 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. curfew on Wednesday and urged people to protest peacefully.

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