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Four police officers have been charged in Breonna Taylor's death, despite their initial belief that they had escaped punishment.

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On September 23, 2020, police were put on high alert, streets in downtown Louisville were closed, and government buildings were boarded up as charges were brought against former officer Brett Hankison for his part in the raid that killed Breonna Taylor. As a result, the subsequent uproar was well-deserved. Instead, this gun-happy cowboy officer was charged with "first-degree reckless endangerment" because he fired like a madman during the raid, sending bullets paid for by taxpayers into nearby homes. Hankison was found not guilty on three counts of reckless endangerment in March. This led to a new wave of protests. Then, this month, retired officer Hankison had all references to these charges expunged from the public record, as if he had never shot indiscriminately into the home of Breonna Taylor. This was a severe blow to the family. This week, however, the FBI stormed the scene and detained a number of the participating policemen. The FBI has charged four Louisville Metro P