breonna taylor audio released
C1 3 the breonna taylor investigation gives conflicting accounts of the night she died.
The 26-year-old e-m-t was fatally shot by police in march after officers broke down her apartment door during a narcotics investigation.
L3: white audio provides conflicting taylor case narratives louisville but, there's conflicting information about whether police identified themselves first.
In an interview with taylor's boyfriend, kenneth walker, on the night of the shooting he described hearing multiple knocks -- and both he and taylor shouting, "who is it?"
To no response.
He said the couple approached the door together, and when it suddenly came "off the hinges" -- he fired off one shot.
Walker said that's when a "lot of shots" were fired, and the two dropped to the floor.
The newly released tapes also include an interview with sergeant jon mattingly, from march 25th.
He offered a different account, maintaining officers did identify themselves repeatedly before breaking down the door.
Take a listen: l3: white voice of sgt.
Jon mattingly voice of sgt.
Jon mattingly: "but while he was doing that we were still announcing 'police!
Come to the door!
And we banged, probably banged on the door, six or seven different time periods, not six or seven times, but six or seven different different times.
What seems like an eternity when you're up at a doorway.
It probably lasted between 45 seconds and a minute banging on the door.
And at that time i looked back at lieutenant hoover and he says, 'i guess, go ahead and hit it."
The newly released audio comes on the heels of louisville banning the use of the controversial no-knock warrants... and lexington issuing a moratorium