Sunday, January 17, 2021

Jamarcus Glover, Suspect in Breonna Taylor Botched Raid, Arrested for Drug Trafficking


*The man cops were reportedly looking for on the night they shot EMT Breonna Taylor in the botched no-knock raid, has been arrested on drug charges.

Jamarcus Glover, 30, was arrested Thursday after warrants were issued for his arrest last month on drug charges, per Daily Mail

According to police, Glover and Taylor used to date years ago, and he used her address and phone number as his own in the run-up to her death.

On March 13, Taylor, 26, was shot eight times while sleeping in her bed with her boyfriend Kenneth Walker when three plain clothes officers performed a no-knock arrest warrant at her Louisville apartment.

A search warrant revealed cops believed Glover was hiding drugs or money at Taylor’s home.

At the time of the raid, Glover was already in police custody 10 miles away. No drugs or cash were found at Taylor’s home.

Glover was arrested this week, one day after he reportedly told a Louisville paper that Taylor had no involvement in drug trafficking.

READ MORE: Breonna Taylor’s Home Was Target in City’s Gentrification Plan, Cops ‘Misled’

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Breonna Taylor with boyfriend Kenneth Walker (Photo via GoFundMe)

We previously reported, Taylor was alive for six minutes after being shot multiple times and she was not offered any medical attention, according to a 31-page complaint filed by her family, according to the New York Times,

“In the six minutes that elapsed from the time Breonna was shot, to the time she died, we have no evidence suggesting that any officer made entry in an attempt to check and assist her,” the family’s lawyer Sam Aguiar told the Times. “She suffered.”

The complaint also asserts that the raid was linked to plans to gentrify Taylor’s neighborhood. Lawyers say police would “target” homes on Elliott Ave, where her ex lived, to make way for a real estate project. A warrant was issued for her home to implicate him.

“The reality was that the occupants were not anywhere close to Louisville’s versions of Pablo Escobar or Scarface,” the suit says. “And they were not violent criminals. They were simply a setback to a large real estate development deal and thus the issue needed to be cleaned up.” 

“Breonna’s home should never have had police there in the first place,” the filing reads, according to the Courier-Journal.

“When the layers are peeled back, the origin of Breonna’s home being raided by police starts with a political need to clear out a street for a large real estate development project and finishes with a newly formed, rogue police unit violating all levels of policy, protocol and policing standards,” the suit continues. “Breonna’s death was the culmination of radical political and police conduct.”

“People needed to be removed and homes needed to be vacated so that a high-dollar, legacy-creating real estate development could move forward,” the court filing said.

City officials call the allegations “outrageous” and “without foundation,” said Jean Porter, a spokeswoman for Mayor Fischer.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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