Former Louisville police officer Myles Cosgrove, previously dismissed for his role in the tragic Breonna Taylor shooting, recently found himself embroiled in an incident in rural Kentucky, where he now serves as a sheriff's deputy in Carroll County. Eyewitnesses reported that Cosgrove deliberately collided with a suspect's truck and brandished his firearm during the arrest.
However, the local sheriff defended Cosgrove's actions, claiming the collision was accidental and justified due to the presence of an angry crowd following the crash.
The incident occurred when Cosgrove responded to a report of a stolen flatbed trailer that had been transported to a mobile home subdivision in Carroll County. The owner of the stolen trailer had tracked it to the suspect's truck, followed the vehicle to the subdivision, and reported the situation to the authorities.
Cosgrove was one of the officers involved in the tragic 2020 raid that resulted in the shooting death of #BreonnaTaylor. An #FBI analysis had suggested that Cosgrove likely fired the fatal shot, leading to his termination from the #Louisville Police Department for violating use-of-force policies in Taylor's case.
Cosgrove faced termination from the Louisville police force due to a breach of use of force protocols, firing his weapon 16 times during the Taylor raid without confirming a specific target. Both he and Mattingly were spared from indictment by a state grand jury in 2020, and a comprehensive two-year FBI inquiry similarly exonerated them of any criminal misconduct.
When Cosgrove was hired in April, Carroll County Sheriff Ryan Gosser pointed out his lack of criminal charges in the Taylor case and highlighted his "commendable character" as decisive factors in his recruitment.
The fact that he now serves as a sheriff's deputy raises profound questions about accountability and the lack of consequences for officers involved in egregious acts of violence.
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Link: AP News