Drug suspect police linked to Breonna Taylor enters plea
Prosecutors recommended probation for Jamarcus Glover.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A convicted drug dealer who was a target of police raids the night Breonna Taylor was fatally shot by officers has been offered probation for a long list of drug crimes.
Louisville prosecutors are recommending probation for drug dealer Jamarcus Glover, Taylor’s former boyfriend, and will allow him to move to another state, WDRB-TV reported.
Glover pleaded guilty to several charges last week, including a drug trafficking charge for his arrest on March 13, 2020, the night Taylor was killed during a raid at her home.
Last year, Glover was offered a plea deal by prosecutors that would have forced him to implicate Taylor in criminal activity. The offer listed Taylor as a co-defendant in illegal activities. Glover declined the offer.
Prosecutors said after the document was revealed last year that it was a “draft that was part of pre-indictment plea negotiations.” There was no mention of Taylor in Glover’s new pleading documents.
Taylor was fatally shot by police serving a narcotics search warrant, one of five warrants served that night targeting a drug operation involving Glover and others. Police had alleged that Glover was receiving drug packages at Taylor’s home, but no drugs or cash were found in Taylor’s home the night of the raid. The Louisville police detective who wrote the warrant was later fired.
As part of the new plea deal, Glover agreed to forfeit money and cars seized by police.
Prosecutors and defense attorneys in the case declined to comment until Glover is sentenced next month.
Attorney Sam Aguiar, who represented Taylor’s family in a wrongful death lawsuit, said the plea deal “validates” that Glover was not a drug kingpin requiring several late-night raids by officers.