The Louisville police officer who fatally shot Breonna Taylor is currently raising money to fund his retirement.



a man wearing a suit and tie: Louisville Det. Myles Cosgrove is raising funds for his retirement on an online crowdfunding site.


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Louisville Det. Myles Cosgrove is raising funds for his retirement on an online crowdfunding site.

Detective Myles Cosgrove was one of three Louisville officers who fired shots into Taylor’s apartment last March after breaking in to serve a search warrant related to Taylor’s ex-boyfriend.

Taylor, an emergency room technician, died from multiple gunshot wounds sustained in the botched raid.

Now, Cosgrove is seeking funds on the “Christian crowdfunding site” GiveSendGo so he can “purchase the remainder of his service time” and retire, according to the fundraiser’s description. He wants to focus on his family’s safety, which, per the description, has been threatened since protests erupted after Taylor’s killing.

“Myles’ reputation has been completely dismantled and the psychological trauma is something that he will have to cope with for the rest

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In a viral video, an armed Jordanian business owner in Louisville is questioned heavily about whether he believes that Black lives matter, in the aftermath of a protest around the contested indictment case around Breonna Taylor’s death by police.

The recent video, also making waves Monday on Reddit, was first posted by a reporter from extreme right-wing website the Daily Caller. It starts with a group already assembled around Fadi Faouri, owner of a downtown Louisville smoke shop, VIP Smoke Shop & Gifts. Armed and standing at the door’s entrance, a man asks the Jordanian immigrant whether “Black lives matter.”

The masked man asks, “Does Breonna Taylor matter?” Faouri responds: “I don’t know.”

The man, and then another protester, ask him to clarify his stance. “Nobody can intimidate me,” he replies. 

The bulk of the group walks away and is replaced by another woman with a camera. She continues to

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Democrat Amy McGrath called for fundamental change to combat “systemic racism” as the Senate candidate met Thursday with some of the Kentucky protesters seething over a grand jury’s decision not to charge officers in the killing of Breonna Taylor.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, her Republican opponent, said peaceful protests offer a way to honor Taylor’s memory. He defended the investigation by his political ally, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, into the Black woman’s death

The senator condemned incidents of property damage and gunfire that broke out during demonstrations in his hometown of Louisville. Two police officers were shot and wounded during the protests Wednesday evening.

Nationwide protests over the deaths of Blacks by police have been a with just weeks left in the bitter, big-spending Kentucky Senate campaign. McConnell, who is seeking a seventh term in November, has at times focused on acts of violence

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