Joshua Jaynes Wiki – Joshua Jaynes Bio
Joshua Jaynes is a detective who works for the Louisville Metro Police Department in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. He is one of the cops involved in the death of African-American emergency room technician Breonna Taylor.
Metro Police Department fired Jaynes and Myles Cosgrove involved in the botched raid that resulted in Breonna Taylor’s death and, in part, launched a summer of protests, authorities said.
He is 39 years old.
Joshua Jaynes Fired Over Breonna Taylor Shooting
Jaynes was fired for two departmental violations tied to his work securing the search warrant for the deadly March 13 raid, according to Gentry.
Breonna Taylor Shooting
Taylor, who had no criminal record, was with boyfriend Kenneth Walker when plainclothes officers entered her apartment in the early morning hours to serve a no-knock search warrant in a drug case.
Walker, who had a license to carry a weapon, called 911 believing the home was being invaded by criminals and opened fire, wounding one of the officers in the leg.
That’s when police returned fire, and Taylor was killed. Cosgrove fired the shot that killed Taylor, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron said in September.
Jaynes was not at Taylor’s apartment when gunfire erupted, but hours earlier he secured the search warrant that led to the deadly confrontation.
An internal investigation by Louisville police found Jaynes violated department procedures for preparation of a search warrant and truthfulness. He acknowledged in a May interview with Louisville police investigators that he didn’t personally verify that a drug trafficking suspect, Jamarcus Glover, was receiving mail at Taylor’s apartment, even though he had said in an earlier affidavit that he had. Jaynes said he relied instead on information from a fellow officer.
Jaynes and Cosgrove have been on administrative reassignment, along with another officer who was at the raid, Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly. Mattingly was shot in the leg by Taylor’s boyfriend, who said he thought an intruder was breaking into the home.