Mistrial Declared in Former Officer’s Trial Over Breonna Taylor Shooting

On Thursday, the 12-person jury felt they could not honestly and reasonably reach a verdict, and they became deadlocked on both counts. Therefore the judge called a mistrial.

After weeks of witness testimony and evidence, a jury could not come to a decision in the federal trial of former Louisville Metro Police officer Brett Hankison.

Hankison was accused of using excessive force by blindly firing 10 shots into Breonna Taylor's apartment during a botched raid in 2020. Taylor's boyfriend had just shot another officer and she was killed when police returned fire.

Federal prosecutors said Hankison's actions violated the civil rights of Breonna Taylor, her boyfriend, and their neighbors, WHAS reports.

When asked if federal prosecutors will retry the case, a Department of Justice spokesperson told ABC News they are "actively considering all of our available options."

However, Taylor's family's attorney, Lonita Baker, is confident this won't be the last time Hankison is in the courtroom.

"The attorneys from the Department of Justice did indicate that it is their intention to retry Brett Hankison in this case again," Baker said.

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