Former Louisville Metro Police Department Detective Brett Hankison, who was involved in the fatal shooting of BreonnaTaylor, is now being accused of sexual assault and battery.

In a new lawsuit, filed Tuesday, Hankison is described as a “sexual predator” who “used his police uniform and secondary nightclub employment as mechanisms to prey on innocent women who are two decades younger than him.”

Do remember, Hankison was among the officers that executed a raid on the apartment of  26-year-old Breonna Taylor, back in March. Hankinson is accused of firing 10 rounds into Taylor’s apartment. 


The victim, identified as Margo Borders alleges that Hankison assaulted her after seeing her at the Tin Roof bar in April 2018, according to the lawsuit, which her attorneys provided to NBC News. Borders is alleged to have met Hankison in 2017 when she was 22 and the two had a mutual friend.

Hankison is alleged to have offered Borders a ride home when she planned on leaving in an Uber. The lawsuit says Hankison invited himself into her apartment, where she left him on the couch when she went to her bedroom to change. Borders, who was intoxicated, fell asleep and did not return to the living room, the lawsuit says.

“While Margo was unconscious, Hankison went into her room, stripped off his clothes and willfully, intentionally, painfully and violently sexually assaulted Margo,” the lawsuit alleges.

Borders has previously said she did not immediately go to police with the allegations because she feared retaliation.

The police department said it was unable to comment, citing pending litigation about the sexual assault allegations.