Attorney General Merrick Garland announced charges Thursday against police officers whom he says "falsified" information that led to death of Breonna Taylor and attempted to cover up their actions.
GARLAND: We allege that the defendants knew their actions in falsifying the affidavit could create a dangerous situation and we allege these unlawful acts resulted in Ms. Taylor's death. The charges announced today also allege that the officers responsible for falsifying the affidavit that led to the search took steps to cover up their unlawful conduct after Miss Taylor was killed. We allege that defendants James and Goodlett conspired to knowingly falsify an investigative document that was created after Miss. Taylor's death. We also allege that they conspired to mislead federal, state and local authorities who were investigating the incident. For example, we allege that in May 2020, those two defendants met in a garage where they agree to tell investigators a false story. This indictment separately alleges that defendant Meaney, he lied to the FBI during its investigation of this matter.