An officer involved in the senseless murder of Breonna Taylor is being fingered for sexual assault.
Brett Hankison, one of the three Louisville cops responsible for the March 13 shooting death of the 26-year-old Kentucky EMT, is being publicly accused of making nonconsensual sexual advances towards a woman named Emily Terry.
On the eve of what would have been Breonna’s 27th birthday, Emily took to Instagram detailing her distressing encounter with Hankison, claiming the policeman offered her ride as she was walking home, intoxicated, from a bar late one night.
“I thought to myself, ‘Wow. That is so nice of him.’ And willingly got in,” Emily said in a lengthy caption beneath an image of Hankison in uniform. “He began making sexual advances towards me; rubbing my thigh, kissing my forehead, and calling me ‘baby’. Mortified, I did not move.”
Emily went on to reveal she filed a report on the officer, and discovered his long history or sexual assault allegations and racially-motivated transgressions. She ended her piece with, “Not all cops are bad, but this one is. Right now, Mr. Hankison is walking free.”
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This is Brett Hankison. In early fall, I began walking home from a bar intoxicated. A police officer pulled up next to me and offered me a ride home. I thought to myself, “Wow. That is so nice of him.” And willingly got in. He began making sexual advances towards me; rubbing my thigh, kissing my forehead, and calling me “baby”. Mortified, I did not move. I continued to talk about my grad school experiences and ignored him. As soon as he pulled up to my apartment building, I got out of the car and ran to the back. My friend reported this the next day, and of course nothing came from it. Flash forward, I see his face. This face. Involved with the shooting of Breonna Taylor. I then find out he has a history of corrupt behavior. He has had multiple sexual assault allegations, and was in a federal lawsuit over planting narcotics on a black man to arrest him. Not all cops are bad, but this one is. Right now, Mr. Hankison is walking free. Reading this, I hope you know this is not about me, but the reform that needs to take place. Please use your voices to speak up of the injustice occurring throughout our community. #silenceisviolence #sayhername #breonnataylor
How do you think the authorities should handle Hankison and the other officers involved in Breonna Taylor’s murder?