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Kelly Goodlett biography: 10 things about ex-detective from Louisville, Kentucky


Kelly Hannah Goodlett is a former detective from Louisville, Kentucky, United States. Here are 10 more things about her:


  1. In 2012, she joined the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD).
  2. She, Joshua Jaynes, Brett Hankison and their supervisor Kyle Meany were part of Place-Based Investigations (PBI), an LMPD unit established in 2019 and tasked with investigating alleged narcotics trafficking in the West End area of Louisville, about 10 miles away from Breonna Taylor’s residence.
  3. As of February 20, 2020, detectives had verified from databases that Taylor’s boyfriend Jamarcus Glover used Taylor’s Louisville address as his current home address, she falsely claimed in an affidavit.
  4. On March 11, 2020, Jaynes sent her a draft of an affidavit claiming that he had verified from a U.S. Postal Inspector that Taylor’s boyfriend Jamarcus Glover was receiving packages at Taylor’s address in Louisville. Despite knowing that this claim was false, she failed to change it. A U.S. Postal Inspector later announced that Glover had not received packages at Taylor’s Louisville address. She and Jaynes are accused of knowingly providing false information to a judge in order to secure the search warrant for Taylor’s apartment. As Jaynes’ partner, she was tasked with conducting much of the field work leading them to surveil Taylor. On March 13, 2020, Hankison and LMPD officers Jonathan Mattingly and Myles Cosgrove raided Taylor’s apartment in Louisville, which ended in the fatal shooting of Taylor.
  5. On May 17, 2020, Jaynes texted her that a criminal investigator wanted to meet with him the following day. In the evening, she and Jaynes met in his garage where they agreed to tell investigators a false story.
  6. On August 12, 2020, she falsely told investigators with the Kentucky Office of the Attorney General that in January 2020, Mattingly in passing had told her and Haynes that Mattingly verified that Glover was getting packages at Taylor’s Louisville apartment.
  7. On August 4, 2022, Federal Bureau of Investigation agents arrested her, Jaynes, Hankison and Meany. Her bond was set at $10,000. Magistrate Judge Regina Edwards ordered her to hand over her passport and avoid contact with Jaynes, Hankison and Meany.
  8. On August 5, 2022, she resigned from the LMPD.
  9. On August 23, 2022, she appeared before U.S. District Judge Rebecca Grady Jennings in the federal courthouse on West Broadway in Louisville. Represented by Brandon Marshall, she pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to violate the civil rights of Taylor, making her the first officer to be convicted in connection with Taylor’s death.
  10. She was 35 years old when she pleaded guilty to a federal crime on August 23, 2022. She is scheduled to be sentenced on November 22, 2022. 

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