Former Louisville police officer, Kelly Hanna Goodlett, has pleaded guilty to helping falsify part of a search warrant that led to the fatal shooting of a Black hospital worker, Breonna Taylor.
Taylor, 26, was killed in her home in Louisville, Kentucky on March 13, 2020, by plainclothes officers who were executing a ‘no-knock’ search warrant.
Her death has sparked months of racial justice protests around the country.
Former detective, Kelly Hanna Goodlett’s, conviction is the first in the case.
In a federal court in Louisville on Tuesday, the 35-year-old officer pleaded guilty to helping falsify an affidavit for the search of Ms. Taylor’s home.
According to charging documents, Goodlett conspired with another officer to falsely claim a postal inspector had verified Ms. Taylor was receiving packages at her address for her ex-boyfriend Jamarcus Glover, a convicted drug dealer, thus providing a justification for the search.