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Crime AG agrees to release grand jury tapes in Breonna Taylor case

16:21  29 september  2020
16:21  29 september  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has refused to release grand jury transcripts related to the Breonna Taylor case despite growing public calls to do so by the Louisville mayor, the Kentucky governor, and Taylor 's family's attorneys.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s attorney general has agreed to release the recordings of the secret grand jury proceeding that considered charges against three officers involved in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor.

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron addresses the media following the return of a grand jury investigation into the death of Breonna Taylor, in Frankfort, Ky., Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. Of the three Louisville Metro police officers being investigated, one was indicted. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley) © Provided by Associated Press Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron addresses the media following the return of a grand jury investigation into the death of Breonna Taylor, in Frankfort, Ky., Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. Of the three Louisville Metro police officers being investigated, one was indicted. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Attorney General Daniel Cameron agreed to the release hours after a member of the grand jury sued to have the record of the proceedings opened to the public.

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The family of Breonna Taylor on Friday demanded that US authorities release grand jury transcripts showing why no police will face direct criminal Protests demanding justice for Breonna Taylor have spread across the United States -- like this one in New York -- since a grand jury in Kentucky said no

Cameron also said in a statement that the only charge he recommended to the grand jury was wanton endangerment. He had previously declined to provide details on what charges prosecutors brought to the grand jury to consider when it met last week.

Last week, the grand jury in Louisville issued charges against one of the officers for endangering neighbors of Taylor who had bullets fired into their home. None of the the officers were charged in the killing of Taylor, who was shot five times after officers knocked down her door to serve a narcotics warrant serving a warrant on March 13.

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The family of Breonna Taylor on Friday demanded that US authorities release grand jury transcripts showing why no police will face direct criminal charges over her death, which has once again galvanized protesters angry about racism and police brutality in America. Taylor , a 26-year-old black

Cameron said last week that two of the officers, Jonathan Mattingly and Myles Cosgrove, were justified in firing their weapons because Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, had fired at them.

“Our prosecutors presented all of the evidence, even though the evidence supported that Sgt. Mattingly and Det. Cosgrove were justified in their use of force after having been fired upon by Kenneth Walker,” Cameron said in the statement. “For that reason, the only charge recommended was wanton endangerment.”

On Monday, a grand juror, who was not identified, filed a court motion asking a judge to release the record of the grand jury proceedings.

Cameron said in agreeing to the release of the recordings that the grand jury is meant to be a “secretive body.”

“It’s apparent that the public interest in this case isn’t going to allow that to happen,” Cameron said.

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Grand jury recordings released Friday showed what jurors were told about Breonna Taylor's case. But what did cops tell investigators?Transcripts of the interviews were obtained on Friday by The Louisville Courier Journal of the USA TODAY Network and were part of the presentation to the Jefferson County grand jury in the Taylor case.

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