PHOTOS from Breonna Taylor's boyfriend's phone — tagged "partners in crime" — apparently show them holding the gun believed to have been fired at police.
The images have emerged as part of a cache of documents related to an internal probe into the police shooting of the 26-year-old frontline medic, at her home in Louisville, Kentucky, on March 13.
The Louisville Metro Police Department has released 4,470 pages of documents contained in its internal probe after Taylor was shot dead.
They include photos of her brandishing guns and text messages that indicate her boyfriend Kenneth Walker sold drugs.
On the night of her death, cops were looking for suspect Jamarcus Glover, who allegedly dated Breonna two years ago, but he was ten miles away.
Walker — who was not the man wanted by cops — fired one shot with his legally held weapon, claiming he thought they were burglars.
Three officers returned fire with a hail of bullets that killed front line medic Breonna.
But the police internal probe's documents allegedly show photos of Taylor and Walker posing with guns, as well as text messages that strongly suggest Walker was a drug-dealer.
Walker was a licensed gun owner able to legally carry in Kentucky.
'PARTNERS IN CRIME'
In one photo allegedly recovered from Walker's phone, Taylor poses with him as he holds a silver and black Glock 9mm which closely resembles the Springfield Saint AR-15 gun Walker used to fire on police during the raid.
The image’s caption reads "partners in crime", along with a cartoon of handcuffs.
In the course of the investigation, police also found evidence that Walker was involved in the sale of drugs.
In several messages described in the documents, Walker discusses dealing "pills" to Hooters waitresses.
In another he allegedly sent an image of a bag of marijuana, advertising it as “Cali High Grade Premium Cannabis 1LB”.
The messages to more than two dozen apparent customers were from 2019 to March of this year, just before the raid.
In another group chat, Walker discussed robbing someone, the documents state.
Cops believed Taylor's home was "money house" where her ex-boyfriend Glover "housed the dope," the new documents state.
Yet no significant amounts of drugs or money were ever found there — and investigators cast doubt on the evidence that led cops to carry out the raid.
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said after the release of the files: “I urge all to be sensitive that these files contain information and images that are traumatic and painful.”
The killing in March has sparked weeks of violent protests in Louisville and beyond.
In September Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, however, said the officers were justified in their use of force – a verdict that disappointed Taylor's family and their supporters.
The grand jury decision sparked protests across Louisville and other U.S. cities.
According to police, some of these protests turned violent, with the likes of cars and buildings being damaged.
Since the incident, Cosgrove, Mattingly and four other officers have been facing an internal probe by the Louisville Metro Police Department's Professional Standards Unit, according to a spokesman.
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