Who is kenneth walker, breonna taylor boyfriend Kentucky judge

The boyfriend of Breonna Taylor was cleared of all charges.

A Kentucky judge has dismissed charges against Kenneth Walker III, Breonna Taylor's boyfriend, who was killed by police on March 13, 2020 after a "no-knock" search warrant was served on her home in Louisville.

During the botched forced-entry raid, Mr Walker is suspected of shooting a Louisville police officer.

He fired one shot as police broke down the fence, thinking they were intruders.

Officers retaliated with gunfire, saturating the apartment with bullets and killing his 26-year-old girlfriend.

When police fired a shower of bullets at the pair, killing Breonna Taylor instantly, her boyfriend Kenneth Walker described it as "war."
When police fired a shower of bullets at the pair, killing Breonna Taylor instantly, her boyfriend Kenneth Walker described it as "war."

According to court records, Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Olu Stevens dismissed the charges "with prejudice," meaning Mr Walker cannot be charged with the same offenses linked to the shooting.

Mr. Walker's attorney, Rob Eggert, has been contacted by CNN for comment.

No officer involved in the raid has been charged with Ms Taylor's murder.

In connection with the shooting, only one of the three officers, Brett Hankison, was charged.

In September, a grand jury charged Mr Hankison with three counts of felony wanton endangerment after he fired 10 shots into Ms Taylor's home blindly.

Mr. Hankison, who was shot on June 23, has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Two other officers involved in the shooting at Ms Taylor's house, Myles Cosgrove and Joshua Jaynes, were shot by the Louisville Police Department in January.

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