Detective Myles Cosgrove was fired Tuesday for use of deadly force for firing 16 rounds into Taylor’s home and failing to activate his body camera, according to a copy of his termination letter.
Detective Joshua Jaynes, who had written the search warrant for the raid on Taylor’s home, was also fired Tuesday for “failing to complete a Search Warrant Operations Plan form” and being untruthful about verifying that Taylor’s previous boyfriend, Jamarcus Glover, had been receiving packages at Taylor’s home, according to a copy of his termination letter obtained by CNN.
Cosgrove and Jaynes can appeal the dismissal, which would prompt a review by the LMPD Merit Board and could ultimately lead to a public hearing.
The Louisville police union called the firings “unjustified.”
“There is certainly no evidence in this case that policies and procedures of the LMPD were violated to the extent that warranted termination,” the River City Fraternal Order of Police said in a statement. “Interim Chief Gentry not only made the wrong decision, but also sent an ominous message to every sworn officer of the Louisville Metro Police Department.”
CNN has reached out to detectives’ attorneys.
No charges directly connected to her death
Cameron has said Cosgrove fired the fatal shot — which he said was justified because Taylor’s boyfriend fired at officers first.
“At minimum, my daughter deserves, as do all aggrieved victims, a competent and capable prosecution team which is committed to properly investigating the case, evaluating the law from an unbiased lens, presenting the evidence and allowing the grand jurors to perform the functions guaranteed to them under the law,” Palmer wrote in her request for relief.
CNN’s Mark Morales and Rob Frehse contributed to this report.