Ayyyeee… What’s Goodie Everyone. So I got some very hot tea and it involves The Breonna Taylor case and The Kentucky AG David Cameron and the grand Jury.
Leaked documents plus a juror’s unusual call for transparency have added pressure on Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron (R) to release details on the case his team assembled. Cameron said he plans to release a recording of the grand jury proceedings Wednesday, following a judge’s order.
Cameron said police identified themselves before breaking into Taylor’s home in March with a battering ram, despite obtaining a “no knock” warrant for the raid. Last week, he cited an “independent witness” who backed that up.
Critics had pointed out that more than a dozen neighbors told reporters they did not hear officers identifying themselves, fueling concerns that the raid was risky and poorly executed. And they wonder whether Cameron’s statements rest on a man who, according to his lawyer and a recording, initially told police he never heard any announcement.
Cameron answered one major question about his case Monday, saying wanton endangerment was “the only charge recommended” to the grand jury. Former officer Brett Hankison was charged with three counts of wanton endangerment. He pleaded not guilty Monday.
One of the members of the grand jury, whose proceedings are typically secret, is pushing to see that change.
The unnamed juror has argued that the proceedings should be made public and jurors be allowed to speak, pushing back against the Kentucky attorney general’s assertion that the grand jurors heard “all the evidence” before deciding not to indict the two police officers who shot Ms. Taylor in her apartment while executing a search warrant.
David Cameron himself said that he did not recommend the charges of murder to the grand Jury. According to TMZ Cameron felt that the officers were justified due to Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend Kenneth Walker shooting first.