The officer from Louisville, Kentucky, who obtained the warrant without knocking, and the officer who fired the fatal bullet during the raid on the home of Breonna Taylor, both took note on Tuesday that the police intend to fire them. .
That. Joshua Jaynes has been told the Louisville Metropolitan Police Department plans to end his service, a department spokesman confirmed to NBC News and a Det. Myles Cosgrove has confirmed that he has received a letter of resignation from the department.
Officers still have the right to a trial before the termination before the official dismissal is shot, the spokesman said.
Jaynes wrote in an affidavit to a judge in Jefferson County that he had “confirmed by a U.S. Postal Inspector” that Taylor’s ex-boyfriend Jamarcus Glover was “receiving packages” at Taylor’s home.
WAVE, a subsidiary of NBC News, received the letter, which Yvette Gentry, interim head of LMPD, sent to Jaynes, noting that the detective ‘lied when he swore’ that he had spoken to a postal inspector.
“Detective Jaynes did not have contact with a U.S. Postal Inspector, he received the information from Sergeant Mattingly, who obtained it from a Shively Police Officer,” Gentry wrote.
Glover was the target of a drug investigation and detectives raided Taylor’s apartment in March to obtain evidence in the case. An internal investigation by the department revealed that Jaynes never spoke to a postal inspector.
Taylor was killed by police during the raid on her apartment on March 13, in which police found no drugs or money.
Cosgrove was one of the officers involved in the raid, who fired the shot that killed Taylor, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron said in September.
Cosgrove was the subject of a fundraiser in September to raise $ 75,000 to buy Cosgrove for the rest of his tenure “so he can retire and focus on the safety of his family.”