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Six officers under internal investigation for roles in deadly Breonna Taylor shooting

Six Louisville Metro police officers have been named in an internal investigation in connection to their roles to the deadly Breonna Taylor shooting, officials confirm.

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Six Louisville Metro police officers have been named in an internal investigation in connection to their roles to the deadly Breonna Taylor shooting, officials confirm.

A spokesperson for the Louisville Metro Police Department confirmed to sister station WLKY that the police department's Professional Standards Unit has initiated the internal investigation.

The investigation will determine if the officers broke department policies.

The officers include Sgt. Jon Mattingly and Detective Myles Cosgrove, who fired their weapons during the raid on March 13 at Taylor's apartment.

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Detective Brett Hankison was the other officer who opened fire, but was fired in June. The LMPD said he violated two standard operating procedures, including obedience to rules and regulations and use of deadly force.

The other officers named in the PSU investigation include detectives Joshua Jaynes, Tony James, Michael Campbell and Michael Nobles.

Jaynes is the detective who sought the no-knock warrant for Taylor's apartment. He was also put on reassignment, along with Mattingly and Cosgrove.

Mattingly was shot in the leg during the incident.

The PSU investigation is separate from the one that Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron's office is conducting, which will determine whether Mattingly, Cosgrove or Hankison will face charges.

Sources have said that Cameron plans on making an announcement in the case this week. Anticipation has been building since Mayor Greg Fischer announced a $12 million settlement with the Taylor family.

The LMPD has been undergoing preparations ahead of an announcement, including canceling off-day and vacation requests until further notice.