Former LMPD officer in Breonna Taylor case hired as deputy in Carroll County

A former Louisville Metro police detective, Myles Cosgrove, who was fired for his role in the raid on Breonna Taylor’s home that resulted in the use of excessive force, has found a new job.

He started working for the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department on April 20, 2023, as confirmed by Chief Deputy Rob Miller to The Courier Journal.

On March 13, 2020, during the raid on Taylor’s apartment, Cosgrove fired 16 rounds, one of which struck and killed Taylor. The LMPD dismissed Cosgrove for failing to identify a target before firing his weapon.

Although he contested his termination, both the LMPD Merit Board and the Jefferson Circuit Court upheld the decision, affirming that it was justified.

According to Miller, the Sheriff’s Office conducted a background check on Cosgrove, and he successfully cleared it.

Miller also mentioned that despite being investigated by both federal and state authorities, Cosgrove was not charged with any wrongdoing. Additionally, he has accumulated almost 20 years of experience in law enforcement.

“We think he will help reduce the flow of drugs in our area and reduce property crimes,” he said. “We felt like he was a good candidate to help us in our county.”

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