Kelly Hanna Goodlett, 35, is charged with one count of conspiring to violate Taylor’s civil rights for her alleged role in falsifying an affidavit to search Taylor’s apartment, which ultimately led to the 26-year-old’s death.
Brandon Marshall, Goodlett’s attorney, announced in court Friday that Goodlett plans to enter a guilty plea during her arraignment on Aug. 22, Volgens The Courier-Journal.
Magistrate Judge Regina Edwards ordered the former Louisville officer to hand over her passport and avoid contact with her co-defendants, Louisville Sgt. Kyle Meany and former detectives Joshua Jaynes and Brett Hankison, The Courier-Journal reported.
Goodlett, an eight-year veteran of the LMPD, along with Meany, Jaynes and Hankison, were part of a police unit established in 2019 called Place-Based Investigations (PBI). The unit was tasked with investigating alleged narcotics trafficking in the West End area of Louisville, oor 10 miles away from Taylor’s home, according to a federal complaint filed earlier this month.
PBI obtained five warrants to search properties allegedly involved in drug trafficking, including Taylor’s home. Taylor’s boyfriend, Jamarcus Glover (“JG”), was apparently the target of the investigation, lui die klag.
The lawsuit further alleges that the warrant for Taylor’s apartment contained falsified statements.