The Louisville police officer who fired the fatal shot at Breonna Taylor is currently in hiding with his family and asking for donations because he claims it’s no longer possible for him to do his job “safely,” according to a GiveSendGo page set up by his family.
“The family of Detective Myles Cosgrove, an officer involved in the tragic Breonna Taylor case, is starting this fund in order to help secure the safety of Myles and his immediate family going forward,” Cosgrove’s family wrote on the fundraising page that’s seeking $75,000.
“It has recently become clear that it will be impossible for Myles to safely return to his position serving the community with the Louisville Metro Police Department. We hope to raise enough funds to help him purchase the remainder of his service time, or ‘air-time,’ so that he can retire from the LMPD and continue to focus on the safety of his family, a family that has been put continually at-risk over the past few months.”
As of Thursday morning, nearly $20,000 had been raised for the embattled cop, who’s on administrative leave with pay as he awaits an internal police investigation and an FBI probe, the Courier Journal reported.
Cosgrove’s wife wrote a post online last week saying her and her family have been in hiding for nearly four months.
“It has been 114 days since we received a phone call at 11 at night, asking us to pack up our belongings as quickly as possible and leave our home due to corroborated credible threats received and vetted by the FBI that there were active hits on our family. We have been in hiding ever since,” the wife’s post reads, according to the Courier Journal.