LMPD cops were repeatedly told Breonna Taylor had no “suspicious” packages coming to her home
Two Shively Police Department officers checked with a postal inspector and found that there were no packages sent to her apartment.
More details are emerging about the Breonna Taylor case. An internal investigation revealed that Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) officers were repeatedly told that no “suspicious” packages were delivered to her home in connection to their drug investigation.
According to WDRB, an investigative report from LMPD’s Public Integrity Unit showed that two members of the Shively Police Department checked with a postal inspector and found that there were no packages being sent to Taylor’s apartment, “suspicious or otherwise.”
One day before the raid took place, Detective Joshua Jaynes wrote a warrant affidavit saying that he “verified through a U.S. Postal Inspector that Jamarcus Glover [Taylor’s ex] has been receiving packages” at Taylor’s apartment.
Jaynes’ claims gave the police justification to enter her home as part of their narcotics investigation.
The outlet also reports that during a May 18 interview, Shively police Sgt. Timothy Salyer told the department’s Public Integrity Unit that he asked LMPD Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly about the affidavit. “Sgt. Mattingly stated he told Detective Jaynes there was no package history at that address,” Salyer reportedly told investigators.
Back in January, Mattingly reached out to Salyer and Shively Detective Mike Kuzma and asked them to investigate packages that came to Taylor’s home on Jan. 17, but Glover told authorities he received shoes and clothes.
Salyer told investigators that he was contacted by Detective Mike Nobles and Detective Kelly Hanna — two other LMPD officers — about the alleged packages and he “told them the same information.”
Last week, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced that only one officer would face charges in Taylor’s case. Former LMPD Detective Brett Hankison was charged with three counts of wanton endangerment for “blindly” shooting into the units of Taylor’s neighbors. Mattingly and Myles Cosgrove were not indicted because Cameron said the men acted in self-defense.
The attorney general filed to get an extension on releasing the grand jury recordings, arguing that he needed more time to redact witnesses’ personal information from the 20 hours of audio. A judge ruled that he and his office have to release the recordings by noon on Friday (Oct. 2).
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
Below, our gift guide highlights some of our favorite Walmart finds for anyone in need of a home refresh.
On Oct. 10, Walmart unveiled a brand new, state of the art creative studio on the campus of Central State University.
The Walmart HBCU Black & Unlimited Tour made its final stop at Mississippi Valley State University (MVSU) and left a lasting impact on students and alumni alike.
“REVOLT Black News” correspondent Kennedy Rue counts down the top five moments from the 2023 Billboard Music Awards, including surprising wins, historic firsts, and dope performances. Sponsored by Amazon.
After unveiling their state of the art creative studio on the campus of Central State University, Walmart brought the HBCU Black & Unlimited Tour to Virginia State University (VSU) on Oct. 13.
Walmart HBCU Black & Unlimited Tour brings attention and wisdom to North Carolina Central University
On Oct. 17, Walmart brought the third stop of the HBCU Black & Unlimited Tour to North Carolina Central University (NCCU).
In October, Walmart unveiled a brand new, state of the art creative studio on the campus of Central State University. The HBCU located in Wilberforce, OH was the first stop on Walmart’s Black and Unlimited HBCU Tour.
Groovey Lew on hip hop style, Johnell Young's industry secrets, BGS salon's wig mastery and more | 'Black Girl Stuff'
Fashion King Groovey Lew on masterminding hip-hop’s most iconic looks. Actor Johnell Young reveals the secret to breaking into the entertainment industry. Celebrity hairstylist Dontay Savoy and got2B ambassador Tokyo Stylez are in the BGS Salon with the perfect wig install. Plus, comedian Lauren Knight performs.
On this all-new episode of “On In 5,” multitalented Nigerian artist Pheelz opens up about waiting for his opportunity to fully express himself through music, his inspirations and emotions, and the musical icons he grew up admiring. Watch!
Kareem Cook talks growing up in The Bronx, studying at Duke & networking | 'The Blackprint with Detavio Samuels'
On this all-new episode of “The Blackprint with Detavio Samuels,” the host and REVOLT CEO sits down with Kareem Cook. Throughout the introspective episode, Cook talks growing up in The Bronx, studying at Duke and being nervous to be in the South at the time, network vs. education, taking advantage of your opportunities, and connecting with Debbie Allen. Watch!
Tiffany Haddish on therapy, wild fan interactions & the upcoming 'Haunted Mansion' movie | 'The Jason Lee Show'
On this all-new episode of “The Jason Lee Show,” the one and only Tiffany Haddish sits for a must-watch conversation about wild interactions with fans, her new movie ‘Haunted Mansion,’ bringing her therapist on dates, and being present. Watch the hilarious interview here.
In this new episode of ‘Bet on Black,’ food and beverage take center stage as aspiring Black entrepreneurs from It’s Seasoned, Black Farmer Box, and Moors Brewing Co. present their business ideas to judges with mentorship from Melissa Butler. Watch here!
For this all-new episode of “On In 5,” singer-songwriter BNXN discusses his journey from IT to music, finding his voice and originality, linking up with Wizkid for their hits “Mood” and “Many Ways,” and what fans can expect from him this year — including a new album. Watch the full episode here!
This is the inspiring story of Karen Washington, a pioneering urban farmer who has been revolutionizing urban spaces by transforming them into vibrant community gardens and educational hubs. Sponsored by State Farm.
Lauren London sparks conversation on how Black parents unintentionally give kids negative outlook on money
At the live taping of “Assets Over Liabilities” at REVOLT WORLD, Lauren London opened up about how witnessing the financial decisions adults made during her childhood fueled her outlook on money.
“Every time I’m in trouble, it’s been Black men that have come to my aid,” Madam DA Fani Willis said at REVOLT WORLD while speaking on the stereotype that they are not dependable or worth dating.