David J. Bruno, Esq. explains how officer Brett Hankison did not know exactly what he was walking into, plus proof beyond a reasonable doubt.


“The commonwealth has the burden of proof in a criminal case and we gladly accept that burden of proof,” said Barbara Whaley, the special prosecutor handling the case.

Hankison was one of three LMPD officers serving a no-knock search warrant on Taylor’s apartment on March 20, 2022. When they entered, Taylor’s boyfriend Kenneth Walker – says he did not know the men entering his home were police officers then fired a single shot.

Hankison stated: “I knew Sergeant Mattingly was down, and I knew they were trying to get to him, and it appeared to me that they were being executed with this rifle…”


The Bianchi Law Group, LLC is located in Parsippany, New Jersey. They are a team of former prosecutors who aggressively fight the government when their clients are charged with crimes. Both Bianchi and Bruno regularly lecture to other NJ Lawyers in the area of criminal law and are regularly in the national media to discuss criminal law issues.

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