Ex-detective who fatally shot Breonna Taylor hired as a deputy

Posted at 7:43 AM, April 24, 2023 and last updated 11:07 AM, May 4, 2023

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Court TV/WLEX/AP) — The former Louisville police officer who fatally shot Breonna Taylor has a new job in law enforcement in a county northeast of the city.

Myles Cosgrove, who was fired from LMPD as a detective after using excessive force during the raid of Breonna Taylor’s home in March 2020, was hired by Kentucky’s Carroll County Sheriff’s Department.

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Taylor, a Black woman, was killed March 13, 2020, by police executing a narcotics search warrant. None of the three white officers who fired into Taylor’s home were charged by a grand jury in her death.

Robert Miller, chief deputy in Carroll County, pointed to that fact in reference to Cosgrove’s hiring.

A protest in Carroll County was planned Monday in response to his hiring, reported The Associated Press.

Investigators said that Cosgrove fired 16 rounds into the apartment after the front door was breached and that Taylor’s boyfriend fired a shot at them. Federal ballistics experts said they believe the shot that killed Taylor came from Cosgrove.

In November, the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council voted not to revoke Cosgrove’s state peace officer certification. That meant he could apply for other law enforcement jobs in the state.

The Associated Press and WLEX, an E.W. Scripps Company, contributed to this report.