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A Police Officer Was Fired After The High-Profile Death Of An African-American Woman In Kentucky

A Police Officer Was Fired After The High-Profile Death Of An African-American Woman In Kentucky

One of the three police officers of the American city of Louisville (Kentucky), who participated in the shooting in March, in which an African-American woman Brionne Taylor was killed, has been dismissed. This news was reported on Tuesday by the City Police Department, which posted a notice on Twitter addressed to its employee, Brett Hankison.

"It is hereby reported that your employment with the Louisville Police Department is terminated as of today. This decision is based on the study of the report on the investigation, which was launched on March 13, 2020, and on the results of meetings held before that date," said the document signed by city police chief Robert Schroeder and Mayor Greg Fischer.

The case in question occurred on March 13. Three guards, including Brett Hankison, entered the apartment where they believed they were storing drugs. It contained Taylor and her friend. The latter engaged in a shootout with the police. During it, Taylor, who was asleep at the time, was killed. This case has attracted a lot of attention from the media and human rights organizations.

In the US, in recent weeks, special attention has been paid to violations in the work of the police. The reason for this was the death of an African-American George Floyd in Minneapolis (Minnesota). The guards used a chokehold during his arrest on May 25. Shortly after, the African-American man died in the hospital.

After Floyd's death, protests against the infringement of the rights of blacks began in a number of States, there were clashes with the police, numerous cases of looting and vandalism.

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