Local Laws to be Amended to Comply with UN Convention against Corruption

first_imgRelatedLocal Laws to be Amended to Comply with UN Convention against Corruption RelatedLocal Laws to be Amended to Comply with UN Convention against Corruption Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Cabinet has issued instructions to the Chief Parliamentary Counsel to amend domestic laws to allow Jamaica to comply with the United Nations Convention Against Corruption.Jamaica signed the Convention on September 16, 2005 and will ratify the agreement next week.Speaking at the weekly post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House on (Jan. 30), Minister of Justice and Attorney-General, Senator Dorothy Lightbourne, explained that under the Convention, Jamaica is expected to amend local laws for the prevention and investigation of corruption; the criminalization of corruption; international cooperation; and asset recovery.The Corruption Prevention Act, Larceny Act, and Proceeds of Crime Act are some of the main pieces of legislation that will be reviewed and amended. Senator Lightbourne noted that while the Corruption Prevention Act will be expanded to include provisions for a Special Prosecutor, other issues to be looked at are the inclusion of the judiciary in the signing of integrity forms. “The UN Convention is of the view that we should include the judiciary, but that is for discussion and a decision,” she noted.In addition, the law is to be amended to include provisions that will allow for action to be taken against private sector entities that are proven to be involved in corruption.Senator Lightbourne emphasized that such corrupt acts could be between a private sector organization (or person) and a public sector organization (or person), as well as corruption within the private sector itself.She said that “another area to be looked at and we have already taken steps to deal with that, is our Independent Authority to investigate abuses by agents of the state. Also included in that piece of legislation will be misconduct, (as) part of an abuse could be misconduct, and the misconduct could be corruption by agents of the state,” Minister Lightbourne informed. She added that another important provision that the Convention wanted domestic legislation to include, as an offence, is the bribing of officials in public international organizations.The Proceeds of Crime Act currently allows for assets obtained by means of corruption to be seized and forfeited. However, when these assets are seized, they are usually shared between countries involved in the case. “We want to look at when assets are recovered, whether the complete asset should be returned to Jamaica, rather than there being a sharing,” the Justice Minister said.As it relates to the Larceny Act, she said the law would be reviewed to ensure that persons, who commit fraud and similar offences, would not escape prosecution.Meanwhile, Cabinet has requested that a Green Paper be prepared for a whistleblower legislation. “As you know, it is to give protection to persons, who expose corruption and wrongdoing,” Mrs. Lightbourne explained.“If there is a whistleblower legislation in place and if in an organization, somebody has done a corrupt act, and the whistleblower blows it to the Special Prosecutor, he can go in and investigate,” she told journalists.In addition, the Mutual Assistance Criminal Matters Act will be reviewed with a view to including corruption offences. One of the recommendations under the Convention is to look at banking records, to allow them to be shared, notwithstanding bank secrecy laws, when there is corruption internationally.center_img RelatedLocal Laws to be Amended to Comply with UN Convention against Corruption Local Laws to be Amended to Comply with UN Convention against Corruption UncategorizedJanuary 30, 2008last_img read more

Two Major Projects for Western St. Mary

first_imgRelatedTwo Major Projects for Western St. Mary RelatedTwo Major Projects for Western St. Mary RelatedTwo Major Projects for Western St. Mary Two Major Projects for Western St. Mary UncategorizedJune 27, 2008center_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Government has approved expansion of the Boscobel Aerodrome and the development of a specialist hospital in Tower Isle, two major projects in Western St. Mary.The expansion of the Boscobel Aerodrome will cost US$1 million. Improvements will be made in areas such as lengthening the runway, expanding the terminal building, granting immigration and customs status, and having the runway lighted.“We envisage that in the end, this will attract the high-end of the tourism market to spend more time in Jamaica,” Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for Local Government Reform, Robert Montague, said during his contribution to the 2008/09 Sectoral Debate in the House on June 24.In addition, the State Minister noted that the development of a specialist hospital in Tower Isle under the ‘Miracle Eye’ programme, is set to become a reality in this financial year.“This is being facilitated through a partnership between the Government of Jamaica, and the people and Government of China,” he said.Mr. Montague, pointed out that the proposed facility would have two state-of-the-art operating theatres, laser guided surgical equipment and ultra modern rehabilitation facilities, which should make the hospital a world class facility catering to Jamaicans and other persons in the region. Advertisementslast_img read more

County, city of Vancouver formalize agreement to address homelessness

first_imgCounty, city of Vancouver formalize agreement to address homelessnessPosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Thursday, October 29, 2020in: Newsshare 0 Agreement establishes Clark County as the lead agency on regional homeless response and creates a joint executive group to enable leaders from both organizations to collaborate on projects and initiativesVANCOUVER – The Clark County Council and the Vancouver City Council this week  approved a memorandum of agreement between the two jurisdictions that establishes Clark County as the lead agency on regional homeless response and creates a joint executive group on homelessness to enable leaders from both organizations to collaborate on projects and initiatives that will address homelessness and its impacts within the county.With the county’s lead, the group will function as a policy forum to consider homelessness comprehensively and holistically with the goal of identifying gaps and opportunities for further coordination and investment.With the county’s lead, the group will function as a policy forum to consider homelessness comprehensively and holistically with the goal of identifying gaps and opportunities for further coordination and investment.“Establishing this policy group is a much-needed step in the right direction on the issue of homelessness in our community,” said Interim County Manager Kathleen Otto. “I’m confident that working together with our partners at the city is the best approach to develop strategies to fight the devastating problem of homelessness in Clark County.”“Homelessness is a humanitarian crisis that has been increasing across the country and in our region,” said City Manager Eric Holmes, “We are extremely pleased to be a significant supporting partner in addressing and reducing homelessness in our region and look forward to collaborating with Clark County and many other partners on solutions to this critical issue.”Representatives from Clark County and the city of Vancouver met four times from July through September 2020 to discuss the formation of this joint executive group, which is comprised of two elected officials each from the county and city along with the county manager and city manager or their designee. With the county’s lead, the group will function as a policy forum to consider homelessness comprehensively and holistically with the goal of identifying gaps and opportunities for further coordination and investment.The joint executive group is expected to hold its first meeting in early November 2020. A framework will be established for the group to grow over time to include other public agencies, local governments, non-profits, and individuals with lived experience with homelessness. The group also expects to work with all organizations providing homeless support services within the two jurisdictions. A focus will be on enabling regional discussions on homelessness that can go beyond the scope of the Continuum of Care to look at addiction, mental illness, and other root causes of housing instability.The city of Vancouver’s full Resolution and the Memorandum of Agreement and Charter are available on the city’s website. The Agreement and Charter also are on the County’s website.Information provided by Clark Co. WA Communications.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyLatestVancouvershare 0 Previous : Clark County releases new data on COVID-19 cases Next : Changes to ordering requirements for birth, death certificates coming Jan. 1AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Porsche marks 25 years of Boxster with special edition 718

first_img Porsche’s groundbreaking Boxster sports car has just turned 25 years old and to mark the occasion, the automaker has released a special edition model with numerous throwbacks to Boxster models throughout the ages.When the Boxster was first unveiled in 1997, it was an instant hit, quickly becoming the brand’s best selling model only bested by the Cayenne upon its introduction a few years later. The sales success was largely due to the sub-$40,000 price tag, but also the Boxster’s good looks, and not to mention its performance.Well, 25 years went by and the Boxster is no longer the best selling vehicle in the stable — those honours now go to Porsche’s massive SUV lineup — and it’s now part of the “718” lineup. However, when it comes to performance, it’s still a heavy hitter. The only thing that isn’t a throwback is the price, setting you back $106,500 — some $10,000 more than the GTS 4.0 model. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22021 Porsche 718 Boxster 25 Years Trending Videos ‹ Previous Next › COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca See More Videos The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever First Look: 2022 Lexus NX The sport-cute’s looks have been softened, but its powertrains and infotainment offerings have been sharpened advertisement We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending in Canada RELATED TAGS718 BoxsterPorscheConvertibleLuxuryLuxury VehiclesNew VehiclesInstagram Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 2021 Porsche 718 Boxster 25 Years  Handout / Porsche Handout / Porsche The Boxster 25 Years, as it’s officially known, has numerous throwbacks to the original Boxster prototype shown at the 1993 Detroit auto show, including 20-inch five-spoke gold wheels and red interior. It’s even available in the same silver metallic paint, although black and white are also available. The vehicle also features special badging, and all vehicles are numbered 0000/1250.Based on the 718 Boxster GTS 4.0, the special edition model utilizes the normally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six, putting out 394 horsepower and connected to either a six-speed manual or Porsche’s seven-speed “PDK” dual-clutch automatic. Top speed is 293 km/h, while the zero-to-100 km/h run happens in just four seconds (equipped with the Sport Chrono Package and PDK transmission). last_img read more

Verizon starts 2019 strongly as 5G dawns

first_img Related Previous ArticleWorldRemit ups Nigeria options with Paga dealNext ArticleOnePlus sets date for next flagship reveal Amazon reels in MGM AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 23 APR 2019 Author Mobile Mix: Buzzing for Barcelona Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more Verizon shuffles executives Verizon hailed the beginning of the 5G mobility era, as the US operator reported a strong set of Q1 2019 results driven largely by its wireless business.The company reported a consolidated revenue rise of 1.1 per cent from the same period last year, reaching $32.1 billion. The bulk of the figure was generated by its wireless unit, which increased 3.7 per cent to reach $22.7 billion.Verizon Media was however a sore point, with revenue down 7.2 per cent year over year, hitting $1.8 billion. The company said the decline was down to a drop in desktop advertising, offsetting growth in mobile and native advertising.Net income in the period also grew substantially, by 10.6 per cent, reaching $5.2 billion from $4.6 billion last year.Commenting in a statement, Verizon CEO and chairman Hans Vestberg said the company began the year by extending its leadership position in 4G and driving innovation in 5G.“2019 is shaping up to be an exciting year for Verizon. We are leading the world in the development of new technologies with the launch of our 5G ultra wideband network. Our ambition remains unchanged to provide the most advanced next-generation networks in the world.”Verizon became one of the world’s first operators to launch mobile 5G services earlier this month, offering speeds of up to 1Gb/s on Motorola’s Z3 smartphone equipped with a clip-on adapter in select areas of Chicago and Minneapolis.It is aiming to launch mobile 5G in 30 cities this year.Subscriber declinesDuring the period, Verizon said it lost 44,000 net phone subscribers (customers which pay a monthly bill), attributable to fewer promotions and a bigger focus on its 5G network.In the same period last year, it lost 24,000 postpaid phone subscribers.It ended the period with 117.9 million wireless connections, down slightly from 118 million at the end of 2018.The company added it has achieved $3 billion cost savings, in line with a plan announced last year to achieve $10 billion in cash savings by 2021. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Tags Kavit Majithia Home Verizon starts 2019 strongly as 5G dawns 5GVerizonlast_img read more

Appeal over Derry shooting

first_img Pinterest Previous article“Inevitable” people will travel to North when pubs reopenNext articleRenewed calls to scrap proposal for sewage plant near national school News Highland Facebook Appeal over Derry shooting Google+ WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Detectives at Strand Road are appealing for information after a man was shot in the Currynierin area of Derry last night.The victim was taken to hospital for treatment.Shortly before 11pm, it was reported that two men forced their way inside a house in Whitethorn Drive and shot a man in his 50s a number of times in his legs.In a statement Detective Sergeant Galbraith described it as a ruthless attack that should be of concern to everyone in the community and is appealing for anyone with information about who is involved to come forward.Sergeant Galbraith also said that those who carry out these shootings have no regard for the trauma they are causing either to the victim or anyone in the vicinity of the attack.Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact them on 101. Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Harps come back to win in Waterford DL Debate – 24/05/21 center_img Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Google+ By News Highland – April 16, 2021 Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

News / Lufthansa Group buys remaining shares to take full control of Brussels Airlines

first_imgBy Alex Lennane 15/12/2016 It will no doubt come as a disappointment to some in Belgium, but Lufthansa has acquired the 55% stake in Brussels Airlines it didn’t already own.The carrier will continue to operate under its own name, but will add the branding “member of the Eurowings Group”.What the takeover means for cargo is as yet unclear.Lufthansa has different models among its airlines: cargo at Austrian is run by Lufthansa Cargo, while Swiss has its own freight division.A spokesman for Brussels Airlines told The Loadstar: “At this stage we can’t predict what this will mean for the organisation of the cargo business – for the time being, the set-up remains the same.”The airline seems to be putting on a brave face, but earlier this year sources at the carrier told The Loadstar they had concerns over what would be left of the carrier’s network if Lufthansa took 100% control.However, the spokesman said today: “We are convinced that integration into the Lufthansa group will result in many advantages for Brussels Airlines, including for our cargo activity.”He pointed out that Lufthansa had been a shareholder for eight years, and the pair had worked together during that time – and that Brussels would continue to lead in Africa.“Brussels Airlines will closely work together with the Eurowings airlines of LH Group. This will result in synergies and also opportunities.“The shareholders have agreed on a period of two years to realise these synergies.“Lufthansa has growth intentions for Brussels Airlines – the launch of Mumbai is just one example – and we will, for example, be the Africa specialist in the group.”The deal, for €2.6m, will complete in January and, according to a statement, the two carriers will realise synergies amounting to mid-double-digit million euros.“Medium-term investments are planned to further improve the fleet efficiency and increase the capacity on the short- and long-haul networks,” it added.Lufthansa chief Carsten Spohr will join the Brussels Airlines board as co-chairman with Viscount Etienne Davignon. Next year, Lufthansa will hold a majority on the board, but it “will make its decisions by consensus’.Viscount Davignon said in a statement: “Operating under the umbrella of Lufthansa will help us to further strengthen our competitiveness within a tough market environment and develop our long-haul and short-haul operations.“Furthermore, the Lufthansa Group power enables us to expand our Africa-reach, by positioning Brussels as the Sub-Saharan Africa hub of the group.”last_img read more

Specman in Bok frame?

first_img  877  69 Watch: Kolbe makes Test players look amateur – Ugo MonyeFormer England wing wing Ugo Monye says Springbok wing Cheslin Kolbe is one of the most devastating runners in the game ever.SA Rugby MagUndoHero WarsThis game will keep you up all night!Hero Wars|SponsoredSponsoredUndoGrammarlyAvoid Grammatical Errors with This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarly|SponsoredSponsoredUndo熱門話題對肚腩脂肪感到後悔!試了在萬寧賣的這個後…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCombat Siege GamePlay this Game for 1 Minute and see why everyone is addicted.Combat Siege Game|SponsoredSponsoredUndoLoans | Search AdsLooking for loan in Hong Kong? Find options hereLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ ‘ Published on April 24, 2021 Posted in Springboks, Top headlines Cheetahs speedster Rosko Specman is reportedly no longer in the frame to play for the Blitzboks during the Tokyo Olympic Games as he closes in on a Springbok call-up.According to Netwerk24, Specman – along with Cheetahs teammate Frans Steyn – was part of one of the recent Springbok alignment camps in Bloemfontein.The 31-year-old was a key member of the Springbok Sevens team that claimed a bronze medal in the previous Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.Specman has been in excellent form since focusing on fifteens rugby, lighting up Super Rugby for the Bulls before he moved to the Cheetahs last year.However, given that he was part of the Springbok alignment camp, it is possible that he could be called up to the squad for the upcoming British & Irish Lions series in July and August.This would mean that he would miss the Tokyo Olympic Games, which is scheduled to start on 23 July after being postponed last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.According to the report, good news for the Blitzboks is that they could be boosted by the return of Dylan Sage, who has been playing in the French second division for the past few months.Full storyPhoto: Gallo Images Specman in Bok frame? ‘ Rosko Specman center_img Post by SA Rugby magazine AlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndo 熱門話題不要被酵素騙了!在萬寧賣的「這個」直接針對脂肪…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ GoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Three new faces to join Bok alignment campsSA Rugby MagUndo ‘ ‘ Life Exact BrazilGrace Jones Is Now 72 Years Old, This Is Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndoFranco Smith replaced as Italy coach, moves to new roleSA Rugby MagUndoBok depth promises success against the LionsSA Rugby MagUndoCNAHow is life for Cambodian boy linguist after viral fame?CNA|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

Delayed Yingli financials reveal 2015 net loss of $864 million, debts of $1.8bn

first_imgDelayed Yingli financials reveal 2015 net loss of $864 million, debts of $1.8bnThe Chinese solar giant saw its operating expenses increase to 54.3% due to severe impairment losses on property, plant and equipment; revenue and module shipments also down Y/Y. May 11, 2016 Ian Clover Finance Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share Debt-stalked tier-1 Chinese solar company Yingli Green Energy (Yingli Solar) finally published today its delayed full year and fourth quarter 2015 financial results, revealing a net loss year-over-year of $864 million. Having applied at the end of April for a 15-day extension for the publication of its 2015 full year financials, today’s revelation that the company suffered huge losses last year hardly comes as a surprise. This time last year the warning signs were already there, with the company revealing in its 2014 financials that it had substantial doubts as to its ability to “continue as a going concern”. No such warnings were issued this time, but the naked figures were painful enough. For 2015, Yingli’s net revenue reached RMB 9,965.8 million ($1,538.5 million), which was a sizable fall from the RMB 12,927.4 ($2,084 million) generated in 2014. Module shipments also fell sharply from 3,361 MW in 2014 to just over 2.4 GW last year as the company suffered from lower utilization rates in certain locations, caused by tight cash flow that compelled Yingli to ease off the gas. Declining average selling prices (ASPs) for PV modules – particularly in China – also served to lower net revenues. Gross profit for the firm slipped to RMB 1,187.3 million ($183.3 million) from RMB 2,238.2 million in 2014, lowering the gross margin to 11.9% – down from 17.3% a year previously. Operating expenses reached $836 million last year, which meant that they represented a massive 54.3% of Yingli’s net revenue. In 2014, operating expenses were just 19% of the company’s net revenue. Explaining this sharp rise, the Yingli statement revealed that impairment of long-lived assets reached RMB 3.8 billion, namely on under-utilized property, plants and equipment. Smaller overheads – such as prepayments in relation to inventory purchase commitments – also added to that overall figure. A partial offset in operating expenses was generated by the sale of land and property for RMB 1.2 billion. Net loss and debt restructuringBy the end of 2015, Yingli’s debt burden stood at $1.8 billion of outstanding borrowings and medium-term notes. Net loss for the year was RMB 5,600.5 million ($864.6 million), which was an improvement on the RMB 1,299.8 million net loss suffered in 2014. Yingli confirmed in its report that it is “exploring various potential debt restructuring options in order to improve liquidity and debt-to-equity ratio”, as well as to reduce cash outflow from debt repayments – interest on debts amounted to more than $150 million last year. The repayment of a large portion of the company’s outstanding medium-term notes last year meant that 2015 was always likely to prove challenging, Yingli chairman and CEO Liansheng Miao said, adding that 2016 is expected to be “an important year of transformation for us”. Miao focused on Yingli’s success in improving its overall utilization rate in Q4 2015, reaching 80%, and the 2.4 GW of shipments for the year. “Despite the financial challenges,” he said, “we achieved satisfactory performance in overseas markets. We achieved significant growth in Japan, where annual shipment increased by over 18% Y/Y. The CEO added that Yingli Europe’s downstream activities have proven fruitful, growing 70% in a year, chiefly in emerging North African markets. At home, aided by supportive policies for solar in China, Yingli “will strive to continue to strengthen cooperation with our large clients such as state-owned enterprises controlled by central and local governments”, Miao said. 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Breonna Taylor grand jury recordings released and filed

first_imgBreonna Taylor FamilyBy KARMA ALLEN, EMILY SHAPIRO and SABINA GHEBREMEDHIN, ABC News(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) — Audio recordings from the three-day grand jury hearings in the Breonna Taylor case were filed with the court on Friday following orders from a Kentucky judge.The recordings were filed just before the judge’s noon deadline. This comes after a judge, during former police officer Brett Hankison’s hearing, ordered the recordings be filed as part of the discovery.The attorney general’s office also filed an un-redacted copy of the grand jury recordings under seal with the court so that the Judge could compare the redacted and un-redacted copies of the recordings, the Kentucky attorney general’s Office said in a statement Friday. The redactions comprise about three minutes and fifty seconds of the entire proceedings, the office said, noting that personal witness information, addresses and the names of minors had been removed for privacy reasons, according to the office.Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron said he was “confident” that the recordings would show that his office presented a through case.“I’m confident that once the public listens to the recordings, they will see that our team presented a thorough case to the Jefferson County Grand Jury,” Cameron said in a statement. “Our presentation followed the facts and the evidence, and the Grand Jury was given a complete picture of the events surrounding Ms. Taylor’s death on March 13th.”He added: “While it is unusual for a court to require the release of the recordings from Grand Jury proceedings, we complied with the order, rather than challenging it, so that the full truth can be heard.”Taylor’s family, her boyfriend and activists have also called for transparency and demanded the grand jury transcript be released. Taylor’s boyfriend’s attorney filed a successful motion over the weekend to have the evidence collected by the police department’s Professional Integrity Unit released to the public.An anonymous member of the grand jury also filed a motion asking that the transcripts and 20 hours of recordings be released. The grand juror requested the judge allow members of the panel to speak publicly about the evidence presented and the decision reached.Cameron filed a motion to delay the release of the audio recordings to redact the names and personal information of witnesses and private citizens.Cameron argued Monday that prosecutors presented “all of the evidence” to the grand jury, even though the evidence supported that the two Louisville police officers who were not indicted “were justified in their use of force” after having been fired upon by Taylor’s boyfriend.Citing the secrecy of the hearing, Cameron declined to say if the grand jury was presented, beyond the recommended wanton endangerment counts, with options to consider homicide charges, including manslaughter and reckless homicide.The high-profile case began on March 13, when 26-year-old Taylor was shot dead by police in her Louisville home.Taylor and her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, were asleep when three Louisville officers, including Brett Hankison, tried to execute a “no-knock” search warrant. The officers were investigating a suspected drug operation linked to Taylor’s ex-boyfriend; no drugs were found in the apartment.Walker contends he asked the officers to identify themselves as they tried to break open the door, but got no response, which prompted him to open fire with his licensed gun. One officer was shot in the leg.The grand jury last week indicted Hankison on three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment for firing into the apartment directly behind Taylor’s. The neighboring apartment had three people inside, thus the three charges against Hankison, said Cameron. Hankison pleaded not guilty this week.The other officers involved in Taylor’s death were not charged and have been placed on administrative duty.Hankinson was fired.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more