Breonna Taylor Statue

Police killed Breonna Taylor during a raid. The man who sparked the search was offered probation.

Breonna Taylor’s ex-boyfriend, whose suspected illegal activity led Louisville police to raid Taylor’s home, pleaded guilty last week to several drug charges in exchange for probation.

The plea deal would allow Jamarcus Glover, 31, to avoid what court records suggested could have been eight years in prison. Prosecutors in Jefferson County, Ky., dropped most of the charges against Glover, and a judge is scheduled to sentence him on his remaining illegal cocaine possession and trafficking charges in late November.

The agreement, first reported by Louisville TV station WDRB, a Fox affiliate, says the state “has no objection” to Glover serving his probation in Mississippi, where he previously lived. Glover will also be required to forfeit money and cars seized by police in his cases.

Police arrived at Taylor’s apartment March 13, 2020, on suspicion that she was connected to Glover’s alleged drug activity. Their fatal shooting of Taylor during the early-morning raid contributed to that summer’s national uprising that forced a widespread reexamination of race in the United States and sparked a federal investigation into the practices of Louisville police.

Sam Aguiar, an attorney for Taylor’s family, said the plea deal underscored his repeated assertions that police acted disproportionately when they raided Taylor’s apartment in search of Glover. The police investigation focused on several vacant properties and also targeted a man named Adrian Walker.