Joshua C. Jaynes is a detective who works for the Louisville Metro Police Department in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. He is one of the cops involved in the death of African-American emergency room technician Breonna Taylor.
On March 13, 2020, LMPD police officers Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison and Myles Cosgrove raided Taylor’s apartment in southwest Jefferson County in Kentucky. They were not wearing body cameras because they were using a no-knock warrant, which was obtained by Jaynes.
Mattingly, Hankison and Cosgrove were conducting an investigation centered on Jamarcus Cordell Glover and Adrian Orlandes Walker. Glover dated Taylor in 2018 and they remained friends after their breakup.
Taylor was shot eight times and died during the raid. Here are 13 things about Jaynes:
- He was born on May 31, 1982.
- Among his relatives are Jason G. Jaynes, Pattie Jo Russell Jaynes, David L. Jaynes, Heather Jaynes and Amber N. Wurzel.
- He lives on Persimmon Drive in Mount Washington, Kentucky.
- He previously lived in York, Pennsylvania, USA and Floyds Knobs, Indiana, USA.
- His badge number is 7627.
- His annual wage was $51,334 in 2015, $53,331 in 2016 and $67,317 in 2017.
- He is part of the Place-Based Investigations unit of the LMPD.
- On January 2, 2020, he asked for a camera to be installed overlooking the 2400 block of Elliott in Louisville. Within an hour, the camera captured between 15 and 20 cars briefly stopping in front of 2424 Elliot Ave. He reported that it was indicative of narcotics trafficking.
- As a part of a narcotics investigation in March 2020, he wrote five affidavits seeking a judge’s permission for no-knock searches including at Taylor’s apartment, all of which were signed by Jefferson Circuit Judge Mary Shaw within 12 minutes on March 12, 2020, USA Today has learned. All five were executed on March 13, 2020 but unlike the other four, the one for Taylor’s address was no-knock.
- In the affidavit, he wrote that Taylor had a white 2016 Chevy Impala parked in front of Glover’s home on several occasions. However, her lawyers claimed that she already replaced the vehicle with a Dodge Charger in January 2020.
- He claimed that he verified that Glover had been receiving packages suspected of drugs to Taylor’s apartment through a US Postal Inspector. However, Louisville postal inspector Tony Gooden clarified on May 16, 2020 that the LMPD did not use his office to verify that a drug suspect delivered packages to her address.
- He was placed on administrative reassignment until investigators determine how and why he sought the no-knock search warrant, interim LMPD police chief Robert Schroeder announced on June 10, 2020.
- His email addresses are firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. His phone numbers are (812) 923-9574 and (574) 575-2735.