Former Louisville police officer Myles Cosgrove, who was fired for his role in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor, collided with a suspect’s truck and pointed his gun at the man during an arrest in Carroll County, Kentucky. Witnesses reported that Cosgrove intentionally rammed the suspect’s truck before drawing his weapon, contradicting the local sheriff’s account. Cosgrove was responding to a report of a stolen flatbed trailer when the collision occurred.
Carroll County Sheriff Ryan Gosser stated that the collision was accidental and justified, as Cosgrove was approached by several angry individuals after the crash. However, witnesses at the scene disputed this claim. Cosgrove, who lost his job as a Louisville officer for violating use of force policies in Taylor’s death, started working as a sheriff’s deputy earlier this year.
Following the collision, Cosgrove drew his gun and pointed it at the suspect and others who were moving towards him in an aggressive manner. The allegedly stolen trailer was later found nearby, abandoned by the suspect before the encounter with Cosgrove. Three individuals, including the truck’s driver, were arrested, with charges ranging from endangerment of a police officer to disorderly conduct.
During the 2020 raid that resulted in Taylor’s death, Cosgrove and another officer, Jonathan Mattingly, fired shots into Taylor’s hallway after her boyfriend fired a single shot, mistaking the police for intruders. Cosgrove was not indicted on any charges related to the incident. The FBI also cleared him and Mattingly of any criminal wrongdoing.
Cosgrove’s hiring as a sheriff’s deputy earlier this year sparked controversy due to his involvement in Taylor’s killing. The collision and subsequent arrest have further raised concerns about his conduct. The investigation into the incident is ongoing.