Breonna Taylor: The LMPD Files
Updated: May 4
The story surrounding the death of Louisville hospital technician Breonna Taylor has taken on a life of it's own. The details, facts and rumors continue to blend into news cycles which pump energy into an already fragile country bordering on civil unrest. Many of the most common questions involve the LMPD's justification for arriving at Breonna Taylor's home. So what information was the Louisville Metropolitan Police Department basing their decisions?
The below excerpts, taken from police files and taped jailhouse calls, provide a clearer picture into the investigatory reasons leading up to LMPD's arrival at 3003 Springfield Drive. For the full report of 40+ pages, head over to The Tatum Report.
December 3, 2016
Breonna Taylor first appears in LMPD records after Fernandez Bowman was found deceased, due to multiple gunshot wounds, inside a car rented under Taylor’s name. LMPD arrived at the Breonna Taylor's residence for questioning regarding Bowman and the rental car. While conducting the interview, they identified Jamarcus Glover as being present at Taylor’s home.
Taylor stated she did not know the victim and discovered what possibly happened from her boyfriend Jamarcus Glover. Ms. Taylor stated she’d been dating Glover for approximately 3-4 months and allowed him to also drive her rental car. Ms. Taylor provided detectives with her contact number at the end of the interview - the phone number was the same Glover provided on 2/14/20 when he attempted to file a complaint.
The homicide victim was the brother of Demarius Bowman. Demarius is one of Glover's street associate's and has been arrested with Glover on numerous occasions.
January 23, 2017
Breonna Taylor posts bail on two separate cases for Jamarcus Glover.
December 30, 2019
The First Division executed simultaneous search warrants on 2424 Elliot Avenue, 2426 Elliot Avenue, and 2605 W Muhammad Ali Blvd. Arrested were Jamarcus Glover, Adrian Walker, Rayshawn Lee, Darreal Forest, Dominic Crenshaw and Cleve Knight Jr. Evidence seized included; 5 handguns - one of which was stolen, 3 long guns, 4.9 grams of crack cocaine, 14.4 grams of marijuana, 2 cellphones and assorted drug paraphernalia and surveillance systems.
December 31, 2019
The Plant Based Investigation team (PBI) selected their first microcell location with parameters being S. 24th Street to S. 28th Street in West Broadway to Magazine Street, based on increases in violent crime being reported in that specific area. Examples: Aggravated assaults and narcotic related offences. PBI detectives began gathering research information within the designated area including phone calls for service incident reports and narcotic related crime tips. Most of the call volumes were narcotics related crime tips leading detectives to 2424 Elliot Avenue.
January 2, 2020
The PBI team requested LMPD's technical unit install a pole camera at the intersection of S. 24th Street and Elliot Avenue facing west. Within an hour of the pole camera installation, PBI detectives witnessed approximately 15-20 vehicles visit 2424 Elliot Avenue for a short period of time - which is indicative of narcotics trafficking. At 5:52pm, PBI detectives observed a white 2016 Chevy Impala pull up to 2424 Elliot Avenue and Jamarcus Glover exited the passenger side of the vehicle. The vehicle was registered to Breonna Taylor at 3003 Springfield Drive apt #4.
January 3, 2020
Following an arrest, Jamarcus Glover calls Breonna Taylor from booking.
Glover to Taylor: “Call Doug Adrian Walker On Facebook and see where the f**k Doug at . He's got all my f*****g money, riding around in my motherf******g car and he ain't even where he's supposed to be at.”
Taylor to Glover: “You said Doug?"
Glover to Taylor: “Yeah, big Doug.”
Taylor to Glover: “I'll call him. Why can't I find him on Facebook? What's his name on here?”
Glover to Taylor: “Meechie Walker.”
Jamarcus Glover calls Breonna Taylor again from booking..
Glover to Taylor: “You talked to Doug?”
Taylor to Glover: “Yeah I did. He said he was already back at the trap. Then I talked to him again just a minute ago to see if you had contacted him. They couldn't post bond till one.”
Glover to Taylor: “Just be on a Standby, so you can come and get me. Love you.
Taylor to Glover: “Love you too.”
January 9, 2020
PBI detectives conducted physical surveillance through the pole cameras numerous times on the 2400 block of Elliot Avenue. Through the PBI detectives training and experience, 2424 Elliot Avenue appeared to be a trap house. The "trap house" meaning as place where drugs are being sold and the suppliers of the narcotics of the trap house were Jamarcus Glover and Adrian Walker.
PBI detectives observed, through surveillance, when the narcotics being dealt from 2424 Elliot Avenue were low a minimum flow of pedestrian traffic was in the area. Jamarcus Glover or Adrian Walker would then arrive operating a red 2017 Charger and appear to increase the inventory at the 2424 Elliot Avenue trap house. Both individuals had been observed either entering or exiting 2424 Elliot Avenue and were suspected of dropping narcotics near the sidewalk between the vacant house at 2425 Elliot and 2427 Elliot Avenue. Once they left the area, pedestrian and vehicle traffic resumed to normal flows.
PBI detectives observed the same red Dodge Charger leaving 2424 Elliot Avenue. PBI detectives attempted to follow the vehicle to further the investigation into Glover and Walker’s criminal enterprise, but detectives had a difficult time following the vehicle as the operator was conducting “heat checks” - driving around the same city block twice using evasive maneuvers by making abrupt turns an unsafe lane changes. Since the PBI detectives had exhausted all conventional means of surveillance on this vehicle, a search warrant for a GPS tracking device to be installed on the vehicle was applied for and approved.
January 10, 2020
LMPD Tech Unit installs a GPS tracking device on the red Dodge Charger from January 12 through January 31. The data from the GPS tracking device shows the vehicle went to Taylor's home at 3003 Springfield Drive on six different occasions.
January 16, 2020
PBI detectives observed Jamarcus Glover, operating the red 2017 Dodge Charger, arrive at 3003 Springfield Drive. Detectives observed Jamarcus Glover walk directly into apt #4, and after a short period of time, Glover was observed exiting the apartment with a suspected USPS package in his right hand. Glover then got back into the red Charger and drove straight to 2605 West Muhammad Ali Blvd. PBI detectives observed numerous short stays, of both pedestrian and vehicles, at 2605 West Muhammad Ali. This was in addition to Glover and his associate's coming and going from the same address. PBI detectives believed 2605 West Muhammad Ali Blvd was a secondary trap house in the narcotics trafficking operation.
February 4, 2020
PBI detectives applied for a second GPS tracking device on the red Charger due to the first warrant expiring. At this point in the investigation, detectives learned the GPS tracker on the red Dodge Charger had made a trip to Biloxi, Mississippi where Jamarcus Glover once held residence. He was suspected to have ties to narcotics trafficking within Mississippi.
February 6, 2020
PBI detectives submit a grand jury subpoena for Jamarcus Glover and Adrian Walker.
February 13, 2020
At approximately 2:27PM, detectives observed, through the pole camera, Jamarcus Glover operating a black Dodge Charger and arriving at 2424 Elliot Ave. Glover went inside the residence. The vehicle is registered to Breonna Taylor at 3003 Springfield Drive apt #4. Approximately 230PM, PBI detectives observed Breonna Taylor get out of the passenger side of the vehicle and look around for a few seconds before returning to the vehicle. At approximately 2:32PM, PBI detectives observed Jamarcus Russell exit 2424 Elliott Ave and get back into his vehicle and leave.
PBI detectives observed, on the pole camera, Breonnna Taylor's black Dodge Charger pull up in front of the house at 2424 Elliott Avenue numerous times at varying hours of the day and night.
February 14, 2020
LMPD Officer Corey Evans tows the red 2017 Dodge Charger from 2605 West Muhammad Ali Blvd due to a parking violation. Jamarcus Glover goes to LMPD's First Division desk clerk and attempts to file a complaint against officer Evans. Jamarcus Glover gave his contact number which is registered to Breonna Taylor. PBI detectives were able to verify through law enforcement database, as of February 20th, Jamarcus Glover used Breonna Taylor's address of 3003 Springfield Drive apt #4 as his permanent residence.
February 24, 2020
PBI detectives receive Jamarcus Glover’s bank records from Chase Bank. These bank statements use 3003 Springfield Drive apt #4, Breonna Taylor's address, as his permanent mailing address.
March 13, 2020
PBI detectives, with the assistance of other Criminal Interdiction Division (CID) detectives and the SWAT team, execute simultaneous search warrants at 2424 Elliot Avenue and 2425 Elliott Avenue and 2426 Elliott Avenue as well as 3003 Springfield Drive apt #4. During a search of 2424 Elliott Avenue, detectives recover a large amount of suspected crack cocaine and suspected fentanyl pills. These were stored inside a Crown Royal bag in a backyard tree of the property that was hidden to avoid detection from law enforcement. PBI detectives also located a large amount of currency, digital scales, and other narcotic trafficking resources within the residence. Pictures were taken of an attempt to destroy suspected cocaine by placing it inside the toilet tank of the residence. Three firearms were recovered from the glove box of a beige 2001 Crown Victoria and one firearm was recovered from a gap to the right of the front porch steps at the vacant House of 2426 Elliott Avenue. Jamarcus Glover, Demarius Bowman, Rayshawn Lee, and Alicia Jones were located at 2424 Elliot Avenue at the time the search warrants were executed. PBI detectives were able to seize all of their individual cell phones and executed search warrants on each. PBI detectives also obtained an LG&E bill (gas and electric) from inside 2424 Elliott Avenue which was listed in Adrian Walker's name. When the search warrant was served at 3003 Springfield Drive apt #4, Breonna Taylor was listed on the Officer Involved Shooting (OIS), resulting in the death of Breonna Taylor. Present inside the apartment at the time of the search warrant being served was Breonna Taylor and Kenneth Walker. The Public Integrity Unit (PIU) responded to the scene and took over the investigation.
PBI detectives had assigned a search warrant for 2605 West Muhammad Ali Blvd, but due to the officer involved shooting and limited resources the warrant was unable to be served.
March 13, 2020 Kenneth Walker calls an unidentified male..
Walker’s friend suggests Jamarcus Glover and Breonna Taylor were still seeing one another. Walker confirms he is aware of the rumor.
March 13, 2020
Jamarcus Glover calls his child’s mother, Kiera Bradley, from the booking office. “Chop” is Glover’s nickname..
Bradley to Glover: “Chop, that girl got killed over you.”
Glover to Bradley: “Why would you say that s**t over me though. All my mail in s**t. My mail and s**t. It ain't got nothing to do Bree’s house.
Bradley to Glover: “But no. Remember you have that bank statement in that other box and you leave that s**t behind for them to hit your house in that. Putting two and two together. Come on, Chop. The way you move.”
Bradley to Glover: “That's what they find out when they got an investigation on a m*****f****r , they gonna find out everything.”
Glover to Bradley: “At the end of the day it's all bull***t it's some sugar for some spaghetti we ate.
Glover calls Bradley from the booking offices...
Bradley to Glover: “They know that me and you hadn't been f*****g around . That's probably why they didn't come to my house. But I feel like, Chop, if they know it's my house, why the f**k wouldn't they have a search warrant?”
Glover to Bradley: “They know I was there before. They would have came in there.”
Bradley to Glover: “Did you tell them it was your baby momma's house? Well then why the f**k are you putting me on this m****f*****g case 'cause you the one that they want. I don't know how much it's going to take for you to know that you were the one they want, Chop.”
Glover to Bradley: “I'm hurt. My name getting called about Bree's death. This n***a Kenneth Walker In jail. This n***a got Bree dead. At the end of the day it was not my fault. it's this n***a’s fault that's in here. The reason why it happened, the n***a is sitting right here.“
Bradley to Glover: You've got to stop moving so messy. You were the one that they want.”
Glover calls Bradley from his dormitory..
Bradley to Glover: “So where is your money at?”
Glover to Bradley: “Where's my money at? Bree had like 8 grand ($8,000).
Bradley to Glover: “Bree had 8 grand of your money?”