Jamarcus Glover, was the focus of a series of Louisville police raids including one in which officers shot and killed his ex girlfriend Breonna Taylor, March 13, 2020. He was offered a plea bargain last month if he would say that Taylor was a member of his “organized crime syndicate,” records show. Glover consistently denies Breonna Taylor’s knowledge and/or involvement in any of his criminal activity and there is no evidence that she was. Officers used a battering ram to break down Taylor’s door, triggering a chain of events that would leave the unarmed 26-year-old woman fatally shot in a barrage police gunfire.
Kenneth Walker the live in boyfriend who was present at the time of of Breonna Taylor’s death, filed a civil complaint Tuesday against the city and police department. Taylor and Walker were in her apartment just before 1 a.m. on March 13, when three plainclothes officers with the Louisville Metro Police Department arrived to execute a search warrant in a drug case. Kenneth Walker “has already sustained life-long trauma, still fears harm from those who consider him a danger and seek to take away his freedom again,” according to a complaint filed by his lawyer, Steve Romines, in Jefferson County District Court.
Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old African-American emergency medical technician, was fatally shot by Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) officers Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison, and Myles Cosgrove on March 13, 2020. Three plainclothes LMPD officers executing a no-knock search warrant entered her apartment in Louisville, Kentucky. Gunfire was exchanged between Taylor’s boyfriend Kenneth Walker and the officers. Walker said that he believed that the officers were intruders. The LMPD officers fired over twenty shots. Taylor was shot eight times and LMPD Sergeant Jonathan Mattingly was injured by gunfire. Another police officer and an LMPD lieutenant were on the scene when the warrant was executed.
The primary targets of the LMPD investigation were Jamarcus Glover and Adrian Walker, who were suspected of selling controlled substances from a drug house more than 10 miles away. Glover had a prior relationship with Taylor. The search warrant included Taylor’s residence because it was suspected that Glover received packages containing drugs at Taylor’s apartment and because a car registered to Taylor had been seen parked on several occasions in front of Glover’s house. No drugs were found in the apartment.
Walker was licensed to carry a firearm and fired first, injuring a law enforcement officer, whereupon police returned fire into the apartment with more than 20 rounds. According to a wrongful death lawsuit filed against the police by the Taylor family’s attorney, the officers, who entered Taylor’s home without knocking or announcing a search warrant, opened fire “with a total disregard for the value of human life. (wiki)