Taylor, an emergency room technician, died of multiple gunshot wounds sustained in the botched robbery.
Now Cosgrove is looking for funds on the Christian crowdfunding site GiveSendGo so that he can “buy the rest of his tenure” and retire according to the fundraiser’s description. He wants to focus on the safety of his family, which is described as being threatened since the protests erupted after Taylor’s murder.
Jarrod Beck, a Cosgrove attorney, confirmed to CNN that the site was set up by members of the Cosgrove family, but declined to comment. CNN has also reached out to GiveSendGo to comment on the campaign and is awaiting feedback.
The detective is currently looking for $ 75,000 and has raised over $ 9,000 by Wednesday morning.
Cosgrove and Officer Jonathan Mattingly were two of the three officers who were present on the night of March 13th when Taylor was killed.
Neither of them were charged for their actions that night, though Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron said Cosgrove fired the fatal shot – which he believes was justified because Taylor’s friend first shot police officers.
A third officer, Brett Hankison, was charged with three willful threats in the first degree for blindly shooting an adjacent apartment that was occupied.
Hankison has pleaded not guilty.
Cameron told CNN subsidiary WDRB that he had not made any murder charges against Cosgrove or Mattingly.
GiveSendGo runs fundraising drives for Kyle Rittenhouse and Kenosha Officer
CNN’s Ray Sanchez and Mark Morales contributed to this story.