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Louisville officer involved in Breonna Taylor case raising money for his retirement

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One of the officers involved in the fatal police shooting of Breonna Taylor is crowdsourcing a fundraiser for his retirement. 

Detective Myles Cosgrove, one of three officers involved in the March incident, said he has received threats against his safety and is looking to leave the Louisville police force, according to the Courier Journal.

“It has recently become clear that it will be impossible for Myles to safely return to his position serving the community with the Louisville Metro Police Department,” Cosgrove’s family wrote on an online campaign post that seeks to raise $75,000. 

As of Thursday evening, the fund has received more than $40,000. 

Taylor was killed when Cosgrove and two other officers served a no-knock warrant on her apartment. Taylor’s boyfriend, fearing a break in, fired his gun at the officers, sparking a gunfight that resulted in her death.

Last week, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, a Republican who spoke at the party’s national convention this summer, announced none of the officers involved in the incident would be charged with her murder. 

 

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