LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A detailed investigative report written more than a month after Louisville Metro Police fatally shot Breonna Taylor in her apartment on March 13 provides the first comprehensive look at the narcotics case that brought officers to her door.
Though police recovered no drugs or cash from the 26-year-old emergency room technician’s apartment in Louisville’s South End, the May 1 police report shows how officers linked Taylor to a narcotics investigation centered 10 miles away — largely through evidence that has since been challenged.
Why police targeted Taylor’s apartment for a “no-knock” search warrant after midnight has been a key question in the case since her shooting became a national rallying cry for racial justice in May.
After police used a battering ram to break open Taylor’s front door, her boyfriend Kenneth Walker fired a single shot, which police said struck Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly in the femoral artery.
German police have been asked to visit a second allotment rented by a Madeleine McCann suspect after neighbours called them two months ago to investigate.
Christian Brückner, named as a suspect in the three-year-old’s disappearance in 2007, had lived on and off at the allotment in Braunschweig between 2013 to 2016.
On Thursday, neighbours said the 42-year-old had been digging a cellar underneath the blue-roofed cottage and that they had called the police two months ago to inform them that he owned a garden there.
However, they said they had yet to see or speak to any German investigators about the site, named Am Fullerkamp.
It comes as officers completed a two-day dig at an allotment on the border of Hannover, where they uncovered a cellar and searched it with
Portuguese police have launched searches for Madeleine McCann’s body 20 minutes away from Praia da Luz, according to local reports.
The searches are said to have been conducted in wells in Vila do Bispo, ten miles west of the town where the young girl vanished in May 2007.
Portugal’s state broadcaster RTP says that detectives have discovered “fundamental evidence” relating to prime suspect, German paedophile Christian Brückner, but these claims have not been verified by police.
Previously, police sources told the Telegraph that because the German authorities are running the investigation, the Portuguese police will only conduct searches if they are requested to do so.
Last week, it emerged that Brückner was arrested in Portugal for exposing himself at a playground but never faced trial because he was wanted in Germany for more serious child sex offences and was extradited.
Four children told their parents
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