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Trial moved to 2022 for only officer charged in Breonna Taylor raid – New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana 2021-04-24 06:16:00 –

The trial date of the only officer charged in connection with the assault that resulted in the death of Briona Taylor has been moved. Former Louisville Metrodet. Brett Hanxon was to be tried on August 31 on charges of risk of his frustration. Now his trial will not be held until next year. Judge Anne Bailey Smith has set a new date on February 1, 2022. Smith believes that a large jury pool is needed and the courtroom can be overcrowded. Smith expects the trial to take five to seven days, except for the jury’s selection, which he believes will “take some time.” The February trial is taking place in Jefferson County, Kentucky, despite Hankison’s attempt to move the jury. Last month Smith denied the motion, but said he was “open-minded” about it. The judge is also considering a request from Hankison’s lawyer to take the jury to the shooting scene. Three police officers who fired guns when they attacked Taylor’s house over a year ago. He was fired as well as Det. Miles Cosgrove. Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly still has power. No one was charged with Taylor’s death, but Hanxon was charged with a shot fired at the next unit. Hanxon’s pre-trial date is July 16, 11:00 am.

The trial date of the only officer charged in connection with the assault that resulted in the death of Briona Taylor has been moved.

Former Louisville Metrodet. Brett Hanxon was brought to justice on August 31 for the danger of his frustration.

Now his trial is not until next year. Judge Ambayes Smith has set a new date for February 1, 2022.

Smith said a large jury pool would be needed and believes the court could be crowded. She said it could be a COVID-19 restriction issue that may still apply in August.

Mr Smith said the trial is expected to take five to seven days, except for the jury’s selection, which he believes will “take some time.”

Currently, the February trial is taking place in Jefferson County, Kentucky, but the Hankison side tried to move it.

Hankison’s lawyer, Stew Mathews, demanded a change of court, arguing that the “media circus” surrounding his case would prevent a fair trial in Jefferson County.

Last month Smith denied the move, but she said she was “open-minded” about it.

The judge is also considering a request from Hankison’s lawyer to take the jury to the shooting site, Taylor’s apartment.

Hanxon is one of three police officers who fired a gun when they attacked Taylor’s house over a year ago. He was fired as well as Det. Miles Cosgrove. Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly still has power.

No one was charged with Taylor’s death, but Hanxon was charged with a shot fired at the next unit.

Hanxon’s pre-trial date is July 16, 11:00 am.

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