The indictment comes six months after Breonna Taylor was killed.
One of the officers involved in the shooting that led to the death of Breonna Taylor has been indicted by a grand jury.
In a report from the Louisville Courier Journal, former detective Brett Hankison was indicted on three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment. Kentucky statutes define “wantonly” as:
Aperson acts wantonly with respect to a result or to a circumstance described by a statute defining an offense when he is aware of and consciously disregards a substantial and unjustifiable risk that the result will occur or that the circumstance exists. The risk must be of such nature and degree that disregard thereof constitutes a gross deviation from the standard of conduct that a reasonable person would observe in the situation.
Kentucky has two types of wanton endangerment: first-degree and second-degree. First-degree wanton endangerment is a Class D felony, punishable with fines of up to $10,000 and up to five years in prison.