Kentucky’s attorney general comes under fire in Breonna Taylor probe

Daniel Cameron

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — In the continuing fallout from the death of Breonna Taylor, shot by police during a late-night raid on her apartment in Louisville, the office of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron said Monday his office would release grand jury transcripts related to the case, after one of the grand jurors petitioned a judge to allow the records to be made public. Cameron also said his office would not object to the juror speaking publicly about the deliberations.

Last week, Cameron announced that the grand jury had declined to bring charges for Taylor’s death against any of the three officers involved in the raid in March. One of the three was indicted on charges of “wanton endangerment” for allegedly firing into an adjacent apartment. 

The unidentified juror said Cameron, whose office elected to take over the case directly, used the grand jury “as a shield to deflect accountability and responsibility” for the controversial finding, which outraged Taylor’s family and has led to widespread protests and unrest in the city of just over 600,000 residents. The juror said Cameron’s statements sowed “more seeds of doubt in the process.” They asked that other members of the grand jury be allowed to speak if they choose so that “the truth may prevail.”

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