The Louisville Police Department supports the firing of the officer who obtained the arrest warrant of Brenna Taylor

After three days of testimony, the Louisville Metro Police Department’s Performance Committee decided on Wednesday to maintain the dismissal of former detective Joshua Jaynes, the officer who obtained the warrant. Brenna TaylorApartment.

Former interim chief Yvette Gentry fired Jaynes after learning that Jaynes had lied on the application form, saying that he personally confirmed the convicted drug dealer Jamacus Glover around Taylor’s ex-boyfriend Some details of his case, when in fact he received a tip from another police officer.

“I am here today because I believe I did nothing wrong,” Jaynes testified to the Performance Committee on Wednesday. “Am I a human? Yes. Am I a policeman? Well, I am a policeman. But I did everything to the best of my knowledge and I did it.”

Gentry said she made the decision based on Jaynes’ dishonesty in writing the affidavit, according to a reporter from the UK. WHAS11 news Who is on the scene.

The Louisville Police Performance Committee upholds the dismissal of Officer Joshua Jaynes, the officer who obtained an arrest warrant in Brenna Taylor’s apartment. This image shows an art installation on the Four Lawns in Louisville, Kentucky on June 5, 2021, to commemorate Taylor’s 28th birthday.
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This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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