1:21 PM PT — Breonna’s family attorney, Ben Crump, wants to see punishments for the detectives go way beyond firings.
Crump claims Jaynes “committed perjury and should be arrested and charged for breaking his oath” as the person who swore to the affidavit.
As for Cosgrove, Crump says he “recklessly opened fire into Breonna’s home with a complete disregard for human life, never identifying or acquiring a specific target before shooting and killing Breonna Taylor.”
Crump says both officers should be held criminally liable for her death.
Louisville Metro PD is about to fire 2 cops involved in the Breonna Taylor raid … one of whom was responsible for getting the search warrant for the deadly raid.
Detectives Joshua Jaynes and Myles Cosgrove both received pre-termination letters from LMPD’s Chief Yvette Gentry … according to their lawyers. Cosgrove was one of the officers present during the raid and did fire shots.
Jaynes was not there but filed the paperwork with a judge to get a warrant. He had said that was based on information from a postal inspector that drug suspect — Breonna’s ex-boyfriend — had received packages at her home — but Jaynes later admitted he never verified that info with the post office.
According to the New York Times, the letters both officers got said, “These are extreme violations of our policies.”
LMPD previously fired Brett Hankison, saying he had “violated obedience to rules and regulations,” and use of deadly force while serving the warrant.
Hankison is also the sole officer the grand jury indicted on a wanton endangerment charge. He was not charged for the shooting of Breonna … he was charged with shooting into a neighboring apartment.
Jaynes and Cosgrove both have a pre-termination hearing set for Thursday … but even Jaynes’ attorney has said he doesn’t expect to change Chief Gentry’s mind.