A pair of Louisville police officers connected to the raid on Breonna Taylor's apartment last year were formally terminated from the force, a spokesperson for the Louisville Metro Police Department confirmed Wednesday.
The termination letters, signed by interim Police Chief Yvette Gentry, said Detective Joshua Jaynes, who secured the warrant for the March 13 raid on Taylor's home, and Detective Myles Cosgrove, who federal investigators said fired the fatal shot that killed Taylor, were dismissed from the force as of Tuesday, NPR reports.
Each has 10 days to appeal the police department's decision.
Both Cosgrove and Jaynes have been on paid leave in the months since the shooting and in late December received notification from Gentry that LMPD intended to sever their employment.
Jaynes is accused of providing false information in the search warrant application, the Louisville Courier Journal has reported.
In a separate report last week, the paper noted that LMPD said in the pre-termination letter to Cosgrove that he did not identify a specific target as he fired more than a dozen rounds in Taylor's apartment.
Cosgrove was responding to fire from Taylor's boyfriend Kenneth Walker. Authorities say Walker single shot hit Officer Jonathan Mattingly in the thigh. After the exchange of fire, a tourniquet was used on Mattingly and he was rushed to the hospital.