'Clearly, I was scared': What we learned from police interviews in the Breonna Taylor case

'Clearly, I was scared': What we learned from police interviews in the Breonna Taylor case

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — On the same day that Commonwealth's Attorney Tom Wine announced he would seek to dismiss charges against Kenneth Walker, the boyfriend of police shooting victim Breonna Taylor, he released new information on what happened the night she was killed. Wine said he was seeking to correct "misinformation" in the public and on social media, such as: the 911 call Walker made did not come before shots were fired, and an injured officer was not shot by other police. The most pressing claim Wine addressed: the dispute over whether officers knocked and announced their presence when they served the no-knock warrant at Taylor's apartment around 1 a.m. on March 13. Attorneys for Taylor's family and Walker have maintained that Walker did not know it was police who entered Taylor's apartment that night, and that he shot an officer as an act of self-defense. But, Louisville Metro Police officials insist the officers did knock and announce themselves. Wine showed an image of a whiteboard with a plan police wrote out before the warrants were executed that indicated officers would knock and announce at Taylor's Springfield Drive apartment. He also played four audio clips, including three statements from Walker and one from an officer serving the warrant. In those statements, the officer describes knocking and saying 'Police!' while doing so. But in his statements, Walker describes how he and Taylor kept asking who was banging on the door, but hearing no response. "What separated these two parties was a door ...
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