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Cop named in Breonna Taylor shooting accused of sexual assault by two women

Two women claim Officer Brett Hankison sexually assaulted them while offering them rides home in his police car.

Breonna Taylor and Brett Hankison Left Image; Twitter Right Image: LMPD

Brett Hankison, one of the Louisville police officers who raided the home of Breonna Taylor as she was fatally shot, has been accused of sexually assaulting two women, according to PEOPLE.

Hankison reportedly offered Margo Borders and Emily Terry a ride home in his police car before allegedly molesting them. They each shared their story on social media this week as people throughout the country demand justice for Taylor after no charges were filed against the officers who raided her home and shot her eight times.

Borders took to Facebook to share her encounter with Hankison. “In April of 2018, I went out to a bar with some friends,” she wrote. “I went to call an Uber home and a police officer, who I had interacted with on many occasions at bars in St. Matthews, offered me a ride home. He drove me home in uniform, in his marked car, invited himself into my apartment and sexually assaulted me while I was unconscious. It took me months to process what had happened and to realize that it wasn’t my fault and I didn’t ask for that to happen by allowing him to give me a ride home.”

She continued, “I never reported him out of fear of retaliation. I had no proof of what happened and he had the upper hand because he was a police officer. Who do you call when the person who assaulted you is a police officer? Who were they going to believe? I knew it wouldn’t be me.”

Borders then wrote that the same officer who allegedly sexually assaulted her is the same officer who raided the home of Taylor as she slept. “Brett Hankison has a history of violence, sexual assault and planting drug evidence on people,” she continued. “There have been multiple allegations against this man and reports, but all cases dropped and no disciplinary action taken. He is currently on paid leave in Florida on the beach. I implore all of you to demand justice for all of his victims, but mostly demand justice for Breonna Taylor.

Terry, a recent graduate from Sullivan University, wrote, “This is Brett Hankison. In early fall, I began walking home from a bar intoxicated. A police officer pulled up next to me and offered me a ride home. I thought to myself, ‘Wow. That is so nice of him.’ And willingly got in. He began making sexual advances towards me, rubbing my thigh, kissing my forehead and calling me ‘baby.’ Mortified, I did not move. I continued to talk about my grad school experiences and ignored him.”

She continued, “As soon as he pulled up to my apartment building, I got out of the car and ran to the back. My friend reported this the next day and of course nothing came from it. Flash forward, I see his face. Involved with the shooting of Breonna Taylor. I then find out he has a history of corrupt behavior. He has had multiple sexual assault allegations and was in a federal lawsuit over planting narcotics on a Black man to arrest him. Not all cops are bad, but this one is.”

A rep for the Louisville Metro Police Department said they are aware of the allegations against Hankison and “are taking necessary action to look into it.” Check out the ladies’ full statements below.

In April of 2018 I went out to a bar with some friends. I went to call an uber home and a police officer who I had...

Posted by Margo Borders on Thursday, June 4, 2020

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