Brett Hankison, the former police officer involved in fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor, is accused of sexual assault, according to lawsuit
Former Louisville Metro Police Department Detective Brett Hankison, who was involved in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor, is being accused of sexual assault, according to a new lawsuit.
The lawsuit, filed on Tuesday, calls Hankison a “sexual predator” who “used his police uniform and secondary nightclub employment as mechanisms to prey on innocent women who are two decades younger than him.”
Hankison is being accused of assault and battery, according to the lawsuit.
CNN reached out to Hankison’s lawyer, Stew Mathews, for comment.
Hankison was among the officers that executed a raid on the apartment of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old ER technician and aspiring nurse, in March. After officers entered the home with a battering ram, Taylor’s boyfriend fired a shot and officers allegedly fired back blindly — including Hankison who is accused of firing 10 rounds into Taylor’s apartment.
A woman has accused former Louisville, Kentucky, police Officer Brett Hankison, who was charged in the Breonna Taylor case, of sexually assaulting her.
The woman, identified as Margo Borders in a lawsuit filed Tuesday, alleges that Hankison assaulted her after seeing her at the Tin Roof bar in April 2018, according to the lawsuit, which her attorneys provided to NBC News. Borders is alleged to have met Hankison in 2017 when she was 22 and the two had a mutual friend.
In 2018, Borders was meeting with friends at the Tin Roof, the bar where Hankison was working security, and he told her to stay close to him, the lawsuit says. Hankison is alleged to have offered Borders a ride home when she planned on leaving.
“Margo had no objections to a ride home from a police officer,” the lawsuit says. “She wouldn’t
The City of Philadelphia shed more light on the death of Walter Wallace Jr., a 27-year-old Black man who was fatally shot by police less than two weeks ago.
During a press conference Wednesday, Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw identified the involved officers as Sean Matarazzo, 25, and Thomas Munz, 26. Officials also released audio a portion of the bodycam footage that captured the officers’ interaction with Wallace in the moments before he was shot and killed. According to ABC 6, the police approach Wallace as he stands on his front porch with what appears to be a knife in his hand. The officers are heard telling the man to “put the knife down,” but Wallace ignored the demands and began moving toward Matarazzo and Munz. Seconds later, each of the officers fired seven shots at Wallace.
The city did not confirm how many times Wallace was struck; however, his family’s
Protests erupted in Providence, Rhode Island, on Tuesday night as some residents in the city blamed police for a crash that left a moped rider severely injured.
Jhamal Gonsalves, 24, was taken to Rhode Island Hospital on Sunday night after the crash and is listed in critical condition, a hospital spokesperson said.
His family said that he arrived at the hospital unconscious and is on a breathing tube, according to NBC Boston.
Cellphone video of the incident shows Gonsalves riding a small black moped down a street as a police car follows him. Gonsalves appears to make a right turn before suddenly crashing. The police car comes to a stop.
The video doesn’t show what caused Gonsalves to crash.
Some witnesses said his moped was struck by the police car, NBC Boston reports.
Providence Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare and police Col. Hugh Clements Jr. both
HOWELL, MI — Deputies with the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office arrested a woman and are still searching for a man who stole a vehicle, led police on a chase and crashed into a utility box Friday afternoon, officials said.
Deputies attempted to stop a 2008 Lexus, which was reported as stolen out of the Eaton County Sheriff’s Office, as it left the Livingston Judicial Center in Howell, a release from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office said. When a deputy activated their emergency lights and siren, the vehicle fled northbound on Highlander Way to M-59.
The Lexus went east on M-59 and turned into the Mallard Pond subdivision, where it crashed into a utility box, causing some apartments in the area to lose power, the release said.
The female driver and male passenger fled on foot, but the female, a 21-year-old from Lansing, was arrested a short time later.