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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – State Attorney General Daniel Cameron asked for a one-week delay in the release of grand jury recordings in the controversial Breonna Taylor decision, saying witnesses' personal information needs to be protected.
The attorney general's office filed a motion Tuesday asking the court for an extension.
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Cameron's office said the delay is necessary to protect the interest of witnesses, "in particular private citizens named in the recordings." His office wants to "redact personal identifiers of any named person, and to redact both names and personal identifiers of any private citizen."
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Heightened publicity over the case has resulted in myriad threats against officers and officials in the case, according to a motion filed by F. Scott Lewis, attorney for the witnesses.
LMPD is "providing extraordinary protection in response to these threats," including up to 400 hours of security each week to protect officers, public officials and their families, Lewis wrote.
Attorneys for former Detective Brett Hankison, the only person charged by the Taylor grand jury, agreed with the delay, Cameron's office said.
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Elizabeth Kuhn, a spokeswoman for Cameron, said in an email Wednesday morning that the audio recording is 20 hours long and that the office filed a motion to request additional time "to redact personally identifiable information of witnesses, including addresses and phone numbers."
She said the judge is expected to rule on the motion Wednesday.
"We are complying with the judge’s order," she said.
On Wednesday, 13 witnesses interviewed by the LMPD Public Integrity Unit and the Attorney General's Office filed a motion to have their names or other identifying information redacted from the public case file.
They cited the "thousands, if not millions" of people interested in the case and potential for "threats to and reprisals against witnesses."
"Louisville Metro Police currently has a protective detail connected to this case for this very reason," Lewis wrote in the motion. "Threats against witnesses and public officials have been investigated and determined to be credible, backed up by specific plans to carry them out."
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The public filing of the grand jury recording is in response to Judge Ann Bailey Smith's order Monday for Cameron to include it as evidence in the criminal case against Hankison.
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Cameron said he would comply, but he was concerned it could compromise a federal investigation and have unintended consequences of tainting the jury pool.
Sam Aguiar, a Louisville attorney who has represented Taylor's family, said Wednesday the move was "par for the course for Daniel Cameron to blatantly mislead the public."
"He literally told the world two days ago that he'd comply with the order," Aguiar said. "Maybe it's just now hitting him that the public, when they hear the truth about what happened in the proceedings, will have serious concerns about the integrity of the process.
"Let's all hope this stall tactic isn't an effort to buy time and seek a writ."
Monday, a grand juror in the case filed a court motion– in a very unusual move – calling for the release of the recording and transcript, along with permission to speak freely about what charges and defendants were not considered.
"The public deserves to know everything," said Kevin Glogower, an attorney for the grand juror in a news conference Tuesday.
Rev. Angela Martin, center, together with other leaders of various faiths gather near the U.S. Capitol and march silently to the U.S. Supreme Court and towards the Dirksen Senate office building to remember Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Breonna Taylor, urging people to vote in their memory, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Washington.
Kenyatta Hicks live streams Jefferson Square Park on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in downtown Louisville. Hicks felt compelled to come to the park because he can't stop thinking about Breonna Taylor. "She's just on my mind," Hicks said.
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Chris Wall holds up a picture of Breonna Taylor during a vigil for Breonna Taylor and Dion Johnson in Phoenix, Ariz. on Sept. 24, 2020.
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Tanesha Grant of Manhattan led about one-hundred people in a peaceful protest at Union Square in Manhattan Sept. 24, 2020, one day after a grand jury charged only one officer for shooting into a neighboring apartment in the case of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky. The protestors held signs calling for justice for Taylor and as well as calling for defunding the police.
Black women of Oakland gather to speak out against the police killing of Breonna Taylor and Black women, in Oakland, Calif., on Sept. 24, 2020. Outrage over a grand jury's failure to bring homicide charges against the officers who burst into Taylor's apartment six months ago set off a new round of demonstrations in several American cities.
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Protesters open a vellum paper with the name of 622 people who were victims of police brutally, as they demonstrate in front of the Hall of Justice in Los Angeles, on Sept. 23, 2020, following a decision on the Breonna Taylor case in Louisville, Ky.
(From right) Malik Sadler, 11, his sister Jazlin Sadler, 11, and father Jashaun Sadler hold candles during a vigil and memorial for Breonna Taylor outside of the Teaneck Municipal Building on Wednesday, September 23, 2020.
A hand-full of Black Lives Matter supporters protest the charges filed against former Louisville police officer Brett Hankison involved in the Breonna Taylor shooting on Sept. 23, 2020, in front of the Brown County Courthouse in Green Bay, Wis. No charges have been filed linked to Breonna Taylor's death. "I think it's bullsh*t that they are charging the man for shooting into neighbors houses instead of killing someone," John Gary, right, said. "They aren't holding these police officers accountable."
Protesters march on Gallatin Ave. past the East Nashville Library on the way downtown, Sept. 23, 2020 in Nashville, Tenn. The protest was in response to a Louisville grand jury decision about the fatal police shooting of Breonna Taylor.
Demonstrators march along Constitution Avenue in protest following a Kentucky grand jury decision in the Breonna Taylor case on Sept. 23, 2020 in Washington, DC. A Kentucky grand jury indicted one police officer involved in the shooting of Breonna Taylor with 3 counts of wanton endangerment. No officers were indicted on charges in connection to Taylor's death.
Demonstrators embrace each other after hearing the Grand Jury verdict on September 23, 2020 in Louisville, Kentucky. Protesters marched in the streets after the Kentucky Grand Jury verdict indicts 1 of 3 officers involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor, who was fatally shot by Louisville Metro Police officers during a no-knock warrant at her apartment onMarch 13, 2020 in Louisville, Kentucky.
Protesters gather at Barclays Center, Sept. 23, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York, following a Kentucky grand jury's decision not to indict any police officers for the killing of Breonna Taylor.
Demonstrators hold up images of Breonna Taylor as they rally in front of the U.S. Department of Justice in protest following a Kentucky grand jury decision in the Breonna Taylor case on Sept. 23, 2020 in Washington, DC.
One week ago, the grand jury indicted Hankison on three counts of wanton endangerment but did not bring charges against any of the officers for Taylor's death.
Hankison's charges stemmed from shots he fired into a neighboring apartment with three residents.
Cameron's investigation has sprung leaks and faced intense scrutiny from the public and attorneys for Taylor's family. Louisville-based attorney Lonita Baker called for a new special prosecutor to be appointed to present charges in Taylor's death.
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This article originally appeared on Louisville Courier Journal: Kentucky AG seeks one week delay in release of Breonna Taylor grand jury recordings
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