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Court document reveals new bond conditions for Brett Hankison; Kyle Meany appeals his termination

LMPD terminated former Sgt. Kyle Meany after the Department of Justice federally charged him in connection to events surrounding Breonna Taylor's death.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A new court document in Brett Hankison’s federal case shows the former Louisville Metro Police detective has retained counsel and has had a change in bond conditions.

The indictment against Hankison accuses him of using excessive force when he blindly fired 10 shots into Breonna Taylor's apartment and a neighbor's apartment despite blinds and curtains being drawn. 

He was indicted on the federal charges last month.

A judge has ordered Hankison must stay in Kentucky as a condition of the bond and provide a DNA sample as shown on the document.

According to the court document, any travel Hankison wants to do outside of Kentucky must be approved by the United States Probation Office.

Hankison had previously been charged on the state level with wanton endangerment for his actions. In March, he was found not guilty.

Hankison is one of three other former LMPD officers that have been named in the FBI investigation. Former Det. Kelly Goodlett pleaded guilty, while former Det. Joshua Jaynes and Sgt. Kyle Meany have pleaded not guilty.

Breonna Taylor's neighbors asked to move their civil lawsuit out of Louisville in June 2022 citing "fatigue" over the Breonna Taylor case.

LMPD terminated former Sgt. Kyle Meany after the Department of Justice federally charged him with deprivation of rights and lying to FBI agents in connection to Taylor's death. 

Police said Meany has appealed his termination, and has moved to have the appeal postponed, pending the outcome of the criminal case.

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