Louisville, KY. A convicted drug dealer who was the target of a police raid that brought officers to the home of Breonna Taylor has been offered probation for a long list of drug offenses.
Louisville police obtain a no-knock warrant aimed at sabotaging a drug-dealing operation involving Jamarcus Glover on the night of March 13, 2020. One of five warrants sent police to the home of Glover’s ex-girlfriend, Taylor.
Officers went to his house after Taylor’s boyfriend opened fire on him, broke down the door and opened fire. The fatal shooting of a 26-year-old black woman sparked months of national protests and prompted the city of Louisville to pay Taylor’s family $12 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit.
Louisville prosecutors recently recommended probation for Glover, who faces drug-related charges, WDRB-TV reported. They will also be allowed to go out of state.
Sam Aguirre, an attorney representing Taylor’s family in the wrongful death trial, said the plea deal “validated” that Glover was not a drug kingpin that required multiple late night police raids.
Last year, Glover was offered a plea deal by prosecutors that would have compelled him to implicate Taylor in criminal activity. The motion listed Taylor as a co-defendant in the illegal activities. Glover declined the offer.
After the document surfaced last year, prosecutors said it was a “draft that was part of pre-indictment plea negotiations.” There was no mention of Taylor in Glover’s new petition documents.
Police in their warrant alleged that Glover was receiving drug packages at Taylor’s home, but no drugs or cash were found at Taylor’s home on 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 have the money and cars confiscated by the police.
Prosecutors and defense attorneys in the case declined to comment until Glover is sentenced next month.