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Former Louisville detective pleads guilty in Breonna Taylor shooting

A former Kentucky police detective has pleaded guilty to violating Breonna Taylor’s civil rights.

Kelly Goodlett, formerly of the Louisville Police Department, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to help falsify statements to justify the raid that resulted in Taylor’s police killing in 2020.

She is the first of four law enforcement officials charged to plead guilty. Ms. Goodlett, who was previously released on a $10,000 fine, could be sentenced to up to five years in prison and ordered to pay a $250,000 fine.

Her sentence is set for November 22. Courier Magazine reported.

She was ordered not to contact her cryptographers, Sergeant Kyle Meany, and former detective Joshua Jaynes, who are facing civil rights charges. Ms. Goodlett is expected to be a witness in their trials.

Ms Goodlett said a postal inspector confirmed to her that Ms Taylor was receiving packages for her ex-boyfriend, Jamarcus Glover, to justify the raid that ended in Ms Taylor’s murder. The prosecution also alleges that Mrs. Goodlett then made a false statement to cover up.

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