The police officer from Louisville, who lethally shot Breonna Taylor, is now raising money to support his retirement.
The policeman, Detective Myles Cosgrove, was one of three Louisville officers who fired shots into Breonna Taylor’s apartment last March (13th March), after breaking in to serve a search warrant related to Taylor’s ex-boyfriend. Breonna Taylor died from her injuries – multiple gunshots.
No one was charged for their actions; nevertheless, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron said Cosgrove fired the deadly shot, which was acceptable because Taylor’s boyfriend fired at officers first.
The third detective Brett Hankison has been indicted on three counts of wanton endangerment in the first degree for firing carelessly into a nearby apartment that was occupied.
Hankison has claimed not guilty.
Cameron told CNN joined with WDRB that he didn’t pursue murder charges against Cosgrove or Mattingly.
As a result of the jury’s decision, a lot of people in Louisville started to protest.
Last week two Louisville police officers were shot at the protest and plenty of activists, together with Kentucky’s only Black woman council member, were arrested.
Currently, Cosgrove is raising funds on the “Christian crowdfunding site” GiveSendGo so he can “purchase the rest of his service time” and superannuate, based on the description.
He wants to concentrate on his family’s safety, which, according to the fundraiser’s description has been endangered as people started to protest after Taylor’s killing.
“Detective Myles Cosgrove’s career and reputation have been totally disassembled and the psychological trauma is something that he will have to suffer from for the rest of his life.” – the fundraiser’s description reads.
Jarrod Beck, a lawyer for Cosgrove, reported to CNN that the fundraiser page was made by members of Cosgrove’s family but declined to comment more. CNN also reached out to GiveSendGo to comment on the program, however, still waiting for the answer.
The officer is requesting $75,000 and, as of Wednesday morning, has collected over $9,000.
The Louisville Courier-Journal was the first to announce the campaign.