On March 13, 2020, the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) officers Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison, and Myles Cosgrove forced entry into the Louisville, Kentucky, apartment of Breonna Taylor as an investigation into drug dealing operations. Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, was inside the apartment with her when the officers had forced entry. According to Officers they had announced themselves as Police before forcing entry. But Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker said that he did not hear any announcement and thought the officers were intruders and had fired a warning shot at them. The Bullet hit LMPD officers Jonathan Mattingly in the leg. The officers retorted firing 32 shots in return. Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker did not get hurt while Breonna Taylor was hit by six bullets and died on the spot. There was no search conducted at Breonna Taylor’s home for drugs. Breonna Taylor is a 26-year-old African-American woman who was shot in her apartment on March 13, 2020, by LMPD Officers. The LMPD fired Brett Hankison for blindly firing through the covered patio door and window of Taylor’s apartment on June 23, 2020.
Myles Cosgrove’s Works and Acts
Officer Myles Cosgrove of LMPD has been identified as one of multiple Louisville police officers present at Breonna Taylor’s apartment the night she died on March 13, 2020. In December 2006, when he shot a man at a Speedway, Officer Myles Cosgrove was placed on administrative leave and his police powers were temporarily suspended after. Even though the man was shot seven times he survived and Officer Myles Cosgrove was reinstated in May 2007. Former chief Robert White reprimanded Officer Myles Cosgrove for his failure to exercise patience and diplomacy with a member of the public, calling his conduct “very unprofessional.” in a letter in 2009. Former chief Robert White reprimanded Officer Myles Cosgrove for his poor court attendance, saying Cosgrove’s conduct “warrants discipline.” in 2010.
In May 2013, Officer Myles Cosgrove was suspended for one day for failing to attend court during multiple cases. In 2016, Myles Cosgrove has worked in LMPD’s 4th, 6th and 8th divisions before transferring to narcotics. Officer Myles Cosgrove is commended for his work and training during his time with narcotics and previous divisions. Former Police Chief Steve Conrad thanked Officer Myles Cosgrove for his deescalating dangerous situations and having a “strong work ethic, dedication, perseverance” and a positive attitude. Once he joined the Narcotics division, Officer Myles Cosgrove has been commended for the work he and other detectives did to “[stop] some of the drug dealing” in Louisville.
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Brett Hankison was fired from LMPD for “blindly” firing 10 shots into Breonna Taylor’s neighbors’ apartments. In December 2020 nearly 10 months after the incident, Officer Myles Cosgrove and Officer Joshua Jaynes faced termination from LMPD by Gentry for their actions that night. However, it is said that the bullet killing Breonna Taylor was shot by Officer Myles Cosgrove but amid so many protests by Taylor’s supporters’ none of the officers have been charged for the murder.
Officer Myles Cosgrove Reaction After His Termination
A letter by Officer Myles Cosgrove was sent in an email on Jan. 5 where Officer is seen expressing his feelings about his termination. In the letter, he wrote, “It seems our higher-ranking officials will support us in our efforts to protect ourselves and others, just as long as there isn’t a group of protestors or political pressures demanding otherwise. And then with the slightest bit of political and social pressure, they take away your job, your honor, and your security without question. And is it any coincidence that the very chief who made the decision to terminate my employment is now immediately stepping aside? Your leaders aren’t afraid to perform hatchet jobs on you either.”
Officer Myles Cosgrove also wrote about the pressures of the job, “We are willing to do what others aren’t so that order can be maintained. And yet, we’re considered the enemies. You are considered an enemy.” Officer Myles Cosgrove referring to LMPD interim chief Yvette Gentry and Louisville mayor Greg Fischer, “Whether it’s a new chief called in to perform a hatchet job on you, or your mayor willing to throw you under the bus and fold under pressure, or a crowd demanding justice when they don’t have the slightest clue as to what true justice really is — you’re the enemy. You will be demonized, while criminals will be canonized. You will make the smaller paycheck, while others settle with the city and profit millions.” Officer Myles Cosgrove also wrote how and what his family has been through since the shooting, stating they have “faced an unrelenting string of death threats,” had to move multiple times, and change schools. Officer Myles Cosgrove said, “his reputation has been completely dismantled and now he is faced with finding employment”.
How old is Myles Cosgrove?
Myles Cosgrove is 43years old who was born in 1978. Officer Myles Cosgrove’s family details are kept confidential as to not harm them due to the consequences faced by doing his duties. In May 2005, Officer Myles Cosgrove joined the LMPD and graduated from the police academy in November 2005.