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Breonna Taylor’s ex-boyfriend is arrested on drugs charges

Breonna Taylor’s ex-boyfriend, who cops were looking for the night they shot the EMT dead in the botched no-knock raid, has been arrested on drugs charges.

Jamarcus Glover, 30, was booked into Louisville Metro Corrections Thursday morning after warrants were issued for his arrest last month on charges including trafficking a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

His arrest comes as leaked police documents revealed he had mail sent to her address and gave her phone number as his own in the run-up to his ex-girlfriend’s death. 

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 on March 13. 

Convicted drug dealer Glover was one of the targets of the bungled swoop on Taylor’s home, where police said they believed he could have been keeping drugs or money. 

No drugs or cash were found at Taylor’s home and Glover had already been arrested at his home 10 miles away and taken into police custody before the midnight raid at her address. 

Outrage continues to build across America over Taylor’s death as – five months on from her slaying – the three cops continue to walk free of all charges.   

Glover was arrested the night Taylor died but was later released on bail. 

He was arrested and booked into police custody at 11:32 a.m. Thursday, Louisville Metro jail records show after he failed to pay bail on separate drug offenses last month. 

On July 21, a grand jury indicted him on several drugs charges in connection with two 2019 criminal cases and his bond was increased to $50,000.

The charges included complicity possession of a controlled substance for cocaine and heroin, complicity trafficking in marijuana, complicity tampering with physical evidence and complicity to trafficking cocaine. 

Glover failed to pay the bond within the required three days and two bench warrants were issued for his arrest on July 27.

On Wednesday, Glover’s lawyer said he didn’t know where his client was after the drug dealer skipped a recent court appearance. 

His bond remains set at $50,000.   

Glover’s arrest comes as new details have emerged about the evidence officers presented to get the warrant to raid hardworking EMT Taylor’s home.

Thirty-nine pages of leaked documents, obatined by WAVE 3 News, revealed Taylor’s ex-boyfriend had his bank account registered to her address, gave her phone number as his own and allegedly borrowed a car hired under her name that would later be connected to a murder investigation of one of his associates. 

The report was written by an investigator in the Place Based Investigation team which was working on the drugs case against Glover – but which is not part of the probe into Taylor’s death.  

On February 14, just one month before Taylor died, Glover passed off Taylor’s phone number as his own when he tried to file a complaint against a cop for towing his car, the report reveals.  

In the following 10 days, investigators verified that Glover was also using Taylor’s home address – 3003 Springfield Drive – and that her property was listed as the mailing address for his Chase Bank account, it shows.

Mail addressed to Glover was reportedly seized from Taylor’s apartment in the aftermath of her shooting.  

The report also documents a series of prison phone call transcripts between Glover and Taylor, when the convicted drug dealer was behind bars.

In one conversation on January 3, Glover asked Taylor if she had talked to ‘Doug’, identified as Adrian Walker.

‘You talk to Doug?’ Glover asked Taylor.

‘Yeah, I did,’ Taylor responded, Wave reported. ‘He said he was already back at the trap.’

Adrian Walker, 27, was the second suspect alongside Glover sought by police in the raid at Taylor’s home. 

He was also not present at the property when police broke in.    

Two hours later, Glover and Taylor spoke again on the phone where he thanked her for checking on him, to which she allegedly responded:  ‘When you’re around I stress more… I just always be worried about you… not like you and b****, but just period with the police, like all kind of s***.’

In another call that day the two said they loved each other.  

Between January 2016 and January 2020, Glover called Taylor 26 times from jail, the records state. 

The report also states that on January 2, the day before these calls were made and when Glover was not in police custody, he pulled up to ‘trap house’ 2424 Elliott Avenue driving Taylor’s car. 

Taylor was allegedly spotted on surveillance visiting the home on occasion.

Glover’s vehicle – a red Dodge Charger – also made six trips to Taylor’s home in January where he was sometimes pictured collecting packages, the report says. 

Detectives believed Glover had been stashing money or drugs at her home to avoid detection from law enforcement. Neither money nor drugs were found there on March 13. 

The documents also allege in 2016 a vehicle rented under Taylor’s name was found with a dead body inside. 

The deceased was Fernandez Bowman – brother of Damarius Bowman, a known associate of Glover’s who has been arrested with him on several occasions, they state.

Taylor told cops at the time she didn’t know the victim and had let Glover – who was present at her home when officers arrived to question her – use the vehicle after dating him for several months. 

The report says she gave cops her phone number – the same number Glover later claimed was his in February this year. 

The documents also state Glover claimed in a jailhouse phone call to the mother of his child just hours after Taylor’s slaying that the EMT had $8,000 of his money. 

‘Bre got down like $15 (grand), she had the $8 (grand) I gave her the other day and she picked up another $6 (grand),’ he said on March 13, according to the documents. 

He then claimed: ‘Bre been handling all my money, she been handling my mone … She been handling s*** for me and cuz, it ain’t just me.’

Three months later on April 24, the dealer also told the woman cops ‘took my car’ and found Taylor’s address on a bank statement in the armrest.

‘Boom it got Bre’s address on there,’ he said. 

Attorneys for Taylor’s family blasted investigators for withholding the report, saying they only learned of its existence after its leak to the press. 

‘It’s unfortunate that the city did not provide LMPD’s post-death report and that we only learned of it until it was leaked to the media,’ Sam Aguiar told WAVE 3 News on Wednesday.

‘Either way, it doesn’t change whether she should’ve been killed or the unlawful actions surrounding her killing.’  

He added: ‘Good or bad, either way, everyone has the right to know all the facts in association in the case.’ 

Sadiqa Reynolds, the CEO of the Louisville Urban League, questioned the motive behind the report’s release.  

‘I think that whoever leaked that report wants to say, “See, this is why. Now you understand why we did this,”‘ Reynolds said at a press conference Wednesday.

‘What we want to say back is it doesn’t justify her death.’  

Taylor was sleeping in bed when three cops – Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and Officers Brett Hankinson and Myles Cosgrove – burst into her home after midnight on March 13. 

Her boyfriend Kenneth Walker, a licensed firearm carrier, thought robbers were entering the home and opened fire, hitting one officer in the leg in self-defense. 

The cops responded by firing more than 20 rounds into the apartment, striking and killing Taylor. 

The officers claim they identified themselves as police upon arrival at the property but Walker and Taylor’s family have disputed this.

The cops were not wearing bodycameras at the time. 

A search warrant later revealed the officers were seeking Glover and Adrian Walker in the search – not Taylor or Kenneth Walker.

However, Glover had already been arrested earlier that day at his home at 2424 Elliott Ave – the so-called ‘trap house’. 

Suspected marijuana, assorted pills, crack cocaine, cash and surveillance cameras were taken from that property, police records show.  

No drugs were found in Taylor’s apartment and Taylor and Walker had no arrest records.      

Kenneth Walker has been charged with first-degree assault and attempted murder of a police officer for shooting at the cops.

Meanwhile, the three cops have not been arrested for Taylor’s death. 

They were each placed on administrative leave and an internal Louisville police investigation was launched.

In June, Hankison was fired for violating deadly force standards after interim police chief Robert Schroeder said he showed ‘extreme indifference to the value of human life’ when he ‘blindly fired 10 rounds’ into Taylor’s apartment.  

Hankison, 44, has previously been accused of sexual assault on the job by multiple women.

Louisville PD has repeatedly come under fire for its handling of the case.

At one point, the force released a heavily redacted incident report which said Taylor had no injuries despite her having been shot eight times and killed in the raid.   

Taylor’s death sparked outrage across America which has been fueled further by the stream of incidents in recent months where black men and women have been killed and seriously injured by cops.     

Protesters have been taking to the streets of the nation demanding an end to police brutality and systemic racism, and calls are mounting for widespread police reform following the ‘murder’ of George Floyd in Minneapolis on Memorial Day at the hands of a white cop.  

This week, father-of-six Jacob Blake was shot seven times in the back by a cop in front of his three young children in Kenosha, Wisconsin, leaving him paralyzed. 

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