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Louisville Police Merit Board upholds firing of Joshua Jaynes for lying in Breonna Taylor warrant

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PHOTO: Louisville Police Merit Board upholds firing of Joshua Jaynes for lying in Breonna Taylor warrant

After more than three hours of deliberation, the Louisville Police Merit Board unanimously voted to uphold the termination of former Det. Joshua Jaynes, who was fired for being untruthful in a search warrant used to raid Breonna Taylor's home.

Attorney Thomas Clay, who represents Jaynes, said he will take the case to Jefferson Circuit Court.

Jaynes showed little emotion and did not speak with the media after the 4-0 ruling.

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LMPD, Mayor Fischer unveil dashboard for public to track progress on police reform

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PHOTO: LMPD, Mayor Fischer unveil dashboard for public to track progress on police reform

Louisville Metro Police have a new online dashboard that will allow the public to track progress on police reform, after a top to bottom review of the department.

In a news conference on Wednesday, Mayor Greg Fischer said the dashboard is in response to dozens of recommendations made in the Hillard Heintze independent review of LMPD policy and procedures.

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Louisville civilian review board bill dead in the Kentucky legislature, sponsor says

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PHOTO: Louisville civilian review board bill dead in the Kentucky legislature, sponsor says

A bill weighing the subpoena power for Louisville's newly created police review board is dead for the 2021 Kentucky General Assembly, its top sponsor said in a text message.

House Bill 309 had languished amid a debate over how much authority to grant the civilian panel and its inspector general. The Senate sent the measure back to a committee on the final day of the legislative session Tuesday.

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Two officers fired by Police Chief Erika Shields over Atlanta tasing are reinstated

Ayana Archie - Courier~Journal
PHOTO: Two officers fired by Police Chief Erika Shields over Atlanta tasing are reinstated

Two Atlanta police officers who were fired by Louisville police Chief Erika Shields when she led that city's department have been reinstated to their jobs.

Officers Ivory Streeter and Mark Gardner were fired after Atlanta police were shown on video pulling college students from a car and using a Taser on them during a large protest last May against police brutality and racial injustice, sparking national outrage.

They and four other officers were eventually criminally charged for their involvement. Streeter, Gardner and two other officers were fired.

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Louisville police fire 2 detectives, others disciplined, in Breonna Taylor shooting

Tessa Duvall - Courier~Journal
PHOTO: Louisville police fire 2 detectives, others disciplined, in Breonna Taylor shooting

The Louisville Metro Police Department has officially fired two detectives and sanctioned others for their actions surrounding the raid that left Breonna Taylor, 26, dead in her apartment.

Detectives Myles Cosgrove and Joshua Jaynes, who were fired Tuesday, are the latest detectives the department has terminated in connection with the fatal police shooting of Taylor.

A third detective, Brett Hankison, was fired in June for "blindly" firing 10 rounds into her apartment.

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