Officer wounded in Breonna Taylor protests out of hospital

Dozens taken into custody during Louisville protests; 2 wounded officers expected to survive
Posted at 12:14 PM, Oct 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-05 12:14:27-04

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A police officer wounded during protests rekindled by a Kentucky grand jury’s decision to not charge officers in the death of Breonna Taylor has been released from the hospital.

Louisville Metro Police Officer Robinson Desroches and another officer were shot on Sept. 23 during protests held after prosecutors announced a single officer had been indicted on charges of wanton endangerment for firing into a home next to Taylor’s, but not on charges involving the Black woman’s death.

Desroches was shot in the abdomen and underwent surgery. He was released from the hospital Sunday “and is currently recovering with family,” Louisville police spokeswoman Alicia Smiley told news outlets.

Another officer, Maj. Aubrey Gregory, was treated for a hip wound and released. Gregory returned to work last week.

Larynzo D. Johnson, 26, was charged with two counts of assault on a police officer and 14 counts of wanton endangerment of a police officer.

Johnson has pleaded not guilty. His bond was set at $1 million.