The Louisville Metro Police Merit Board begins to hear the case of the former Louisville Metro Police detective who was fired after he fatally shot Breonna Taylor and is now trying to win his job back. Myles Cosgrove lost his job in January for failing to “properly identify a target” when he shot 16 rounds into Taylor’s apartment in the early morning hours of March 13, 2020.
Myles Cosgrove’s termination letter cited excessive force and failure to identify a target during the March 13, 2020 attempted raid on Breonna Taylor’s home.
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Tessa Duvall Meyer says Cosgrove correctly identified that there was a threat; he’d seen his partner get shot and go down. But, “he did not determine which one of the people in that apartment” was the threat. Shooting a bystander doesn’t negate a threat or protect anyone.
Grace McKenna Now, Meyer is going into some of the differences between interviews conducted with Cosgrove and John Mattingly. He says Mattingly was able to recall seeing a gun, recognizing the shooter’s stance, and feeling pain when he was shot.