Breonna Taylor Raid Puts Focus on Officers Who Lie for Search Warrants

When warrants are based on misstated evidence or outright lies, the consequences can be disastrous. Prosecutors say that’s what happened in Ms. Taylor’s case.

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Four Officers Face Federal Charges in Breonna Taylor Raid

The police fatally shot Ms. Taylor during a nighttime raid on her apartment in Louisville, Ky. Officials said two officers had lied in order to get a search warrant for Ms. Taylor’s home.

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Brett Hankison Acquitted of Endangering Breonna Taylor’s Neighbors

Brett Hankison, the only officer charged as a result of the police raid, fired 10 bullets into Ms. Taylor’s apartment. Three pierced a wall and flew into another apartment where a family slept.

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Brett Hankison Testifies at Trial Over Breonna Taylor Raid

Brett Hankison is on trial over charges that he endangered Ms. Taylor’s neighbors. His bullets did not strike anyone, and he testified that he had done nothing wrong on the night of the fatal police raid.

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Despite Uproar Over Floyd’s Death, an Unceasing Tide of Police Killings

George Floyd’s murder set in motion shock waves that touched almost every aspect of American society. But on the core issues of police violence and accountability, very little has changed.

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Kentucky Tornadoes Followed Flash Floods, Ice Storm and a Covid Spike

Even before the catastrophic storm claimed dozens of lives, a state and its governor have been repeatedly tested.

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Best Art Exhibitions of 2021

Ambitious museum shows in Tulsa, Richmond, and Louisville left an imprint. Jasper Johns, Maya Lin and Latino artists shone. And the high quality of gallery shows of women was dizzying and gratifying.

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A Monument to the Lives of Black Women and Girls

“The Black Girlhood Altar” began as a community project fueled by collective grief. Now it’s on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

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George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and John Lewis Statues Go Up in N.Y.

Sculptures of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and John Lewis are on display in a Manhattan park known as a site of protests. “These monuments have meaning,” Mr. Floyd’s brother said.

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On a Kentucky Riverbank, a Path to Remembrance

Hannah Drake’s Un(Known) Project in Louisville is both a memorial to enslaved people whose stories will never be uncovered, and a challenge to unearth narratives hidden in attics and archives.

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It’s My Job to Watch. With George Floyd’s Death, I Had to Look Away.

Devastated by the Rodney King verdict decades ago, our critic refused to view the video of Floyd’s murder. But she found solace in the art it inspired.

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Justice Dept. Opens Inquiry Into Louisville Police

The force had come under scrutiny after the police killed a Black woman, Breonna Taylor, in a botched raid last year.

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Justice Dept. to Investigate Louisville Police, Garland Says

The Louisville police came under fire after officers raided the home of a Black medical worker named Breonna Taylor last March and shot her to death.

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Saying No to Distributing a Controversial Title, a Publisher Attempts a Tightrope Act

Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, one of the officers involved in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor, has a book deal with a small press, but its distributor, Simon & Schuster, in an unusual move, said it won’t ship it.

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A Louisville Officer Who Shot Breonna Taylor Lands a Book Deal

Plans to publish the book, written by Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, have drawn sharp criticism.

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Breonna Taylor Show Points Art Museums to a Faster Track

Assembled in a mere four months, pivoting off an important national event, the Speed Museum offers a new, relevant model for aging institutions.

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Breonna Taylor’s Anniversary Is Reminder of Her Legacy

“Her door being kicked in was our door being kicked in,” a former state representative said as the first anniversary of Ms. Taylor’s death approached. “It really has transformed everything.”

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How a Museum Show Honoring Breonna Taylor Is Trying to ‘Get It Right’

An upcoming exhibition brings Black contemporary artists to Louisville’s Speed Art Museum to honor Taylor and her legacy. For the curator Allison Glenn, it’s been an intense journey.

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Amy Sherald Directs Her Breonna Taylor Painting Toward Justice

After painting a portrait of Taylor, whose killing by police helped galvanize national protests, the artist decided she wanted the work to live on in public.

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After Breonna Taylor Case, Louisville Police Face Precarious Next Chapter

An interim police chief has nearly finished her work, and the city is at a crossroads. Will a department handling one of the nation’s most controversial police shootings win back the city’s trust?

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At Least One More Louisville Officer Tied to Breonna Taylor Raid Will Be Fired

Detective Joshua Jaynes, who prepared the search warrant for the botched raid, received notice that he would be terminated, more than nine months after the operation.

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Weeks-Old Statue of Breonna Taylor Is Smashed to Pieces in Oakland, Calif.

The vandalism of the ceramic sculpture of Ms. Taylor near City Hall is under investigation, the police said.

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How Officers Killed Breonna Taylor: New Details Reveal Fatal Mistakes

None of the police officers who raided Breonna Taylor’s home wore body cameras, impeding the public from a full understanding of what happened. The Times’s visual investigation team built a 3-D model of the scene and pieced together critical sequences of events to show how poor planning and shoddy police work led to a fatal outcome.

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Biden and Harris Are Time’s Persons of the Year for 2020

The magazine chose the president-elect and the vice president-elect over frontline health care workers (along with Dr. Anthony S. Fauci), the racial justice movement and President Trump.

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Louisville Is Clamoring for Police Reform. Can an Interim Chief Deliver?

Yvette Gentry won’t be in the job long, but her city is hoping for swift progress after a series of scandals and police shootings.

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Louisville Officer Who Fatally Shot Breonna Taylor Is Now Suing Her Boyfriend

In a court filing, Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly said Kenneth Walker’s actions had caused him “severe trauma, mental anguish and emotional distress.”

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Breonna Taylor Grand Juror Says Homicide Charges Were Not Presented

A judge gave grand jurors in the case permission to speak publicly, a rare move that immediately led one juror to speak out.

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In Louisville, Looking to Protests of the Past to Move Forward

Protesters of Breonna Taylor’s death are drawing on the city’s robust, if overlooked, history of civil rights struggle that has spanned generations.

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20 Hours of Audio From Breonna Taylor Grand Jury Are Set to Be Made Public

The rare release of audio from grand jury proceedings is expected to happen on Friday morning and may shed light on the jurors’ decision to indict one of three officers who fired their weapons.

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2-Day Delay Granted in Release of Breonna Taylor Grand Jury Recording

The tape was to be released on Wednesday, but Daniel Cameron, the Kentucky attorney general, said he needed more time to redact information about witnesses.

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N.B.A. Season Like No Other: ‘One of the Worst, Strangest Years’

Coronavirus and conflict, protest and mourning: Five people tell what they learned about basketball, and themselves, in a turbulent season that changed the N.B.A.

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In the Breonna Taylor Case, a Battle of Blame Over the Grand Jury

In theory, jurors have broad powers to investigate, subpoena witnesses and bring charges, legal experts said. But in practice, prosecutors control the process and are rarely challenged.

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Grand Jury Deliberations in Breonna Taylor Case Will Be Released

The Kentucky attorney general’s office said it would release the panel’s recordings after a grand juror contended in a court filing that its discussions were inaccurately characterized.

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Portland Prepares for Violent Showdowns, Proud Boys and Tear Gas

The nation’s divisive political scene has increasingly spilled from social media into public rallies. Portland is bracing for possible violent clashes between far-right and left-wing activists.

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Videos Show Gunman Firing at Police During Louisville Protest

One man among hundreds of peaceful protesters fired a handgun at police officers in Louisville, Ky. Witnesses caught him on camera.

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Since 2015: 48 Black Women Killed by the Police. And Only 1 Charge.

For many, the grand jury announcement in Breonna Taylor’s case was more of the same, underscoring the need for systemic change.

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Breonna Taylor Case Is Formidable Test for an Ascending AG, Daniel Cameron

Daniel Cameron, a rising G.O.P. star in Kentucky, is seen as a possible successor to Senator Mitch McConnell. But first, he has to navigate a case roiling the nation.

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Louisville’s Police Force Feels Besieged on Two Fronts

Officers say that city and police officials were slow to release crucial details in the Breonna Taylor case. Protesters are fed up with what they consider abusive tactics. Calm seems a long way off.

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Breonna Taylor and Perpetual Black Trauma

The system erased her as if she never existed.

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Live Breonna Taylor News Tracker: Suspect Charged in Shooting of 2 Officers

Angry protesters took to the streets across the country after a Kentucky grand jury did not charge any officers with killing Ms. Taylor in her apartment.

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‘There are Breonnas everywhere’: Protests for Breonna Taylor in Pictures

The New York Times has photographers on the ground following protests across the country.

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Breonna Taylor, Louisville Live Video Updates: 2 Officers Shot in Protests

Angry protesters took to the streets across the country after a Kentucky grand jury did not charge any officers with killing Ms. Taylor in her apartment.

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On the Ground in Louisville

Unrest has again rocked the city after a grand jury in Kentucky declined to bring charges against the two officers who shot Breonna Taylor.

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Few Police Officers Who Cause Deaths Are Charged or Convicted

A wide gulf remains between the public perception of police violence and how it is treated in court.

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Fired Officer Is Indicted in Breonna Taylor Case; Protesters Wanted Stronger Charges

A former officer was charged with “wanton endangerment” for endangering Ms. Taylor’s neighbors with gunshots when she was killed by police officers in her Louisville apartment.

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What Is ‘Wanton Endangerment’?

Here’s what is behind the charge leveled by a Kentucky grand jury against one of the officers involved in the fatal raid on Ms. Taylor’s apartment in March.

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Breonna Taylor Decision Live Updates: One Officer Charged, but Not for Her Death

A grand jury indicted the officer on charges of endangering neighbors with reckless gunfire, but no one was charged for shooting Ms. Taylor in her Louisville apartment.

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Breonna Taylor Live Updates: Officer Charged With Wanton Endangerment

Protesters demanded justice after Ms. Taylor was killed by police officers in her Louisville apartment.

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Breonna Taylor’s Death: What To Know

Fury over the killing of Ms. Taylor by the police has fueled tense demonstrations in Louisville, Ky., and elsewhere. A decision on whether to charge the officers involved may come soon.

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Breonna Taylor’s Family Receives $12 Million Settlement From Louisville

In the aftermath of the botched police raid in which Ms. Taylor was killed, the city also agreed to institute changes in policing.

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