Kentucky AG to Make Breonna Taylor Grand Jury Recordings Available, After Juror Demands Release
‘THE TRUTH MAY PREVAIL’
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron will make recordings available of the secret proceedings that led to no charges in the death of Breonna Taylor, hours after an unnamed grand juror filed a motion to release the transcripts so that “the truth may prevail.” “The Grand Jury is meant to be a secretive body,” but it is “apparent that the public interest in this case isn’t going to allow that to happen,” a statement from his office read. The recordings will be released Wednesday.
“The full story and absolute truth of how this matter was handled from beginning to end is now an issue of great public interest and has become a large part of the discussion of public trust throughout the country,” an attorney for the unnamed juror wrote in the court documents. The lawsuit accuses Cameron of “failing to answer specific questions regarding the charges presented.” “Attorney General Cameron attempted to make it very clear that the grand jury alone made the decision on who and what to charge based solely on the evidence presented to them,” the motion says. “Using the grand jurors as a shield to deflect accountability and responsibility for these decisions only sows more seeds of doubt in the process while leaving a cold chill down the spines of future jurors.”
The three officers involved in the raid on Taylor’s apartment have not been charged for her death. Only former detective Brett Hankison was indicted by the grand jury, but for firing shots that hit neighboring apartments.