CO fired for video mocking Louisville Metro Police, Breonna Taylor
The former CO says he’s “deeply remorseful”
By Amanda Spence
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Louisville Metro Corrections officer has been fired after a posting a video that made remarks about Breonna Taylor’s death and the Louisville Metro Police Department.
During the video, Turhan Knight is at the department’s setup of the state fair. He made a fake recruiting video for the police department at the time, according to Wave 3 Louisville.
“We need back up,” Knight said in the video. “Answer the call. Be a part of a great, great police department. Never mind what happened to Breonna Taylor. We killed that b----.”
Knight’s video continues to make more remarks. “Do you want to drive vehicles like this?” he said. “And fly planes? Do you want to be able to have unlimited off duty? Do you want to be able to support your family? Do you want to kill people and get off for it? Join Louisville Metro Police Department.”
Major Darrell Goodlett told WLKY that they learned about the video early last week.
“Director Collins was disgusted by the content of the video and moved as quickly as possible to terminate Knight,” Goodlett explained. “Knight's behavior is unacceptable and does not reflect the professionalism and spirit of service that we strive for at LMDC.”
In Knight’s statement to WLKY, he said, “I'm in the process of retaining a lawyer, I'm just deeply remorseful and never meant anything bad or against the Breonna Taylor family because I know the family. It was a joke recorded by another officer about how I felt LMPD admin and some officers handled past situations and I regret it.”