Brett Hankison, the ex officer involved in the killing of 26-year-old Breonna Taylor, is being sued for sexual assault.
According to The Courier Journal, a lawyer named Margo Borders is accusing Hankison of "willfully, intentionally, painfully and violently sexually assaulted." She claims he gave her a ride home from a Lousivill bar in 2018.
Back on June 4, she wrote on Facebook, “He drove me home in uniform, in his marked car, invited himself into my apartment and sexually assaulted me while I was unconscious.”
She also added, “Brett Hankison has a history of violence, sexual assault, and planting drug evidence on people. There have been multiple allegations against this man and reports but all cases dropped and no disciplinary action taken.”
The lawsuit alleges she bloodied and in "tremendous physical pain.” Additionally, Borders started he contacted her the next day and insisted they have consensual sex.
TMZ alleges Borders “claims more than 10 other anonymous women have come forward to make statements about Hankison's alleged misconduct with them.”
The Courier Journal added, “Hankison's attorney for the case couldn't immediately be reached for comment. Allegations in a civil suit represent one side of a story and are not evidence in a court of law.”
After midnight on March 13, former officer Brett Hankison, Det. Myles Cosgrove and Sgt. John Mattingly executed a botched “no-knock” warrant at Taylor's apartment which she shared with her boyfriend Kenneth Walker.
Believing they were intruders, Walker fired his weapon and gunfire from the officers ensued. The 26-year old Taylor was struck six times and died. Kentucky attorney general Daniel Cameron claimed the warrant was not a no-knock and the police announced themselves prior to entering the apartment.
On Sept. 23, a grand jury returned three counts of “wanton endangerment” in the first degree against Hankinson for firing into another apartment. A $15,000 cash bondwas also attached to the charges. The other two officers, Mattingly and Cosgrove, were not charged and remain on the force. Hankinson was fired in July.
Attempted murder charges were initially filed against Walker for firing a shoot in his own home when he thought people were breaking in. All charges were dropped in May but Hankinson has recently filed a civil lawsuit against Walker, calling his behavior “intolerable.”
BET has been covering every angle of the police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks and other social justice cases and the subsequent aftermath and protests. For our continuing coverage, click here.