Breonna Taylor case: Detective reassigned after applying for no-knock warrant

Posted at 12:06 PM, Jun 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-11 12:06:03-04

The detective who applied for the no-knock warrant that resulted in the death of Breonna Taylor has now been reassigned, authorities said.

Taylor, a 26-year-old black woman, was shot by Louisville, Kentucky, police who executed a "no-knock" warrant while she slept in her home on March 13.

The shooting took place when the home Taylor, a front-line health care worker, shared with her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, was raided by three plainclothes officers. Police said the "no-knock" warrant was related to drugs.

Walker, 27, called 911 as shots rang out, and bullets were exchanged between the officers and Walker, a licensed gun owner, according to Sam Aguiar, an attorney for Taylor's family.

"Questions have been raised … about how and why the search warrant was approved," Louisville Metro acting Police Chief Robert Schroeder said at a news conference Wednesday. "As a result of those questions, I have placed Det. Joshua Jaynes, who applied for the warrant, on administrative reassignment until those questions can be answered.”

No charges have been filed in connection with Taylor's death.

The officers who responded that night were previously reassigned.

ABC News' Matt Foster contributed to this report.