Watch live: Grand jury announces charges against officer in Breonna Taylor case
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – BREAKING UPDATE: On Wednesday the Jefferson County grand jury announced criminal charges against an officer months after Breonna Taylor was fatally shot by police in Kentucky. Read more: Grand jury indicts 1 officer on criminal charges in fatal shooting of Breonna TaylorTaylor, a Black emergency medical worker, was shot by officers who burst into her home using a no-knock warrant during a narcotics investigation. Watch live below:Written by the Associated PressLOUISVILLE, Ky. – A grand jury in Kentucky was scheduled to present its findings to a judge Wednesday in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor at the hands of police officers who burst into her home at night. Afterward, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron planned to hold a news conference to discuss the grand jury report. Taylor, a Black emergency medical worker, was shot multiple times by officers who entered her home using a no-knock warrant during a narcotics investigation on March 13.
2 Louisville officers shot amid Breonna Taylor protests
He says the officers were shot after investigating reports of gunfire at an intersection where there was a large crowd. Taylor, an emergency medical worker, was shot multiple times by white officers who entered her home during a narcotics investigation. State Attorney General Daniel Cameron said that while the officers had a no-knock warrant, the investigation showed they announced themselves before entering. But Cameron, who is the state's first Black attorney general, said the officers acted in self-defense after Taylor's boyfriend fired at them. ___This story has been updated to clarify that, according to the investigation, officers did not execute the warrant as a no-knock warrant, not that they didn’t use a no-knock warrant.
Ex-Michigan payroll tax firm owner accused of stealing thousands for personal expenses
DETROIT – The former owner of a Michigan payroll tax service firm is accused of stealing thousands of dollars to cover expenses for his other businesses and to fund remodeling and construction costs for his wife’s business. Thrush was the owner and operator of 402 N. Mission St. LLC (Mission Street), based in Mount Pleasant, Mich. The company provided payroll tax services to employers and is accused of withholding taxes and forwarding the funds due to the IRS. The indictment alleges that from 2014 through 2016, Thrush withheld payroll taxes from Mission Street employees’ paychecks, but only paid a portion of the funds due to the IRS. It is also alleged that from 2013 through 2016, Thrush did not file personal tax returns reporting the income he earned from his businesses.