A grand jury empaneled by Kentucky’s attorney general is set to decide “very soon” whether to charge one, some or all of the officers involved with the botched no-knock warrant that led to Breonna Taylor‘s killing earlier this year, according to a new report. Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron is finally presenting the findings from his office’s completed investigation into the shooting that happened nearly six months ago, local news outlet WAVE reported Wednesday.
“The presentation was expected to take at least two days,” WAVE reported, but it was unclear when it began. If it started Tuesday, then the grand jury could make its decision before the week’s end.
Cameron — a Black Republican and avid supporter of Donald Trump who has been described as Mitch McConnell‘s “protégé” — and his office have been accused of both politicizing the case and dragging their feet when it came to bringing charges.
He was criticized for speaking at the Republican National Convention last month instead of working on Taylor’s investigation and prosecutors working for him were recently accused of trying to slander Taylor’s reputation through duplicitous means.
In particular, lawyers for Taylor’s family slammed reports that local prosecutors offered Taylor’s incarcerated ex-boyfriend Jamarcus Glover a plea deal if he would claim she was a co-defendant in his drug case.
The reported plea deal suggests that law enforcement was desperately looking for a way to incriminate Taylor and assassinate her character in death, which could prevent the case from progressing and keep the officers involved in the shooting from being arrested and charged with any crimes at all nearly six months after she was killed in her own home while sleeping.
Glover, however, refused to lie to police about Taylor, who was employed as an EMT and working on the front lines of the fight against the coronavirus.
On March 13, Taylor was shot eight times by members of the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) after they botched the execution of a “no-knock” warrant that was later found out to have been served at the wrong address. The failed raid succeeded in killing Taylor and wounding her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, who used his legally owned gun to shoot at the front door suspecting an intruder. Walker is now suing the LMPD, the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the Louisville/Jefferson County metro government for $10.5 million in part because he said the cops tried “to silence me and cover up Breonna’s murder” by initially charging him with a crime.
Meanwhile, all of the officers involved have remained free and avoided any criminal charges.
Kentucky AG Has Time To Speak At RNC But Not To Charge Breonna Taylor's Killers
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Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron has more smoke for Joe Biden than the cops who killed Breonna Taylor.— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) August 26, 2020
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You have time to do everything but arrest the police who killed Breonna Taylor. https://t.co/91JeqgS73W— Bakari Sellers (@Bakari_Sellers) August 26, 2020
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The audacity for Daniel Cameron to be speaking at the Republican National Convention, invokes Breonna Taylor's name and hasn't done a thing to protect her. Disgusting.— Tyler J. Carter (@SIPmyTHOUGHTS) August 26, 2020
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This is Daniel Cameron, the former Black man and attorney general of Kentucky who chose not to do anything about Breonna Taylor's murder but just name dropped her during his speech at the RNC in support of Trump.— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) August 26, 2020
May he get everything coming to him. #RNC2020 pic.twitter.com/yLInaBi3Wg
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Daniel Cameron’s star is on the rise for refusing to prosecute the cops who murdered a sleeping Black woman.— Jamilah Lemieux (@JamilahLemieux) August 26, 2020
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Pretty gross of Daniel Cameron to even briefly mention Breonna Taylor— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) August 26, 2020
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I went to bed last night convinced that part of the reason we are having so much trouble getting accountability for Breonna Taylor is because the GOP refuses to stop the ascent of Daniel Cameron.— brittany packnett cunningham. (@MsPackyetti) August 26, 2020
A Black Republican, mentored by Mitch who can win statewide office? They love him.
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So stepin fetchit ass Daniel Cameron is why the killers of #BreonnaTaylor still haven’t been arrested.— Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon) August 26, 2020
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Today would be a good day to hold accountable and arrest those that killed Breonna Taylor.— Kimberly Early (@kimberlyjanese) August 26, 2020
Especially since Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron RNC speech is over and it’s been 160+ days since her murder. #BreonnaTaylor pic.twitter.com/h4l25MPtRR
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Having Daniel Cameron speak won’t have the effect the RNC thinks it will.— Ahmed Baba (@AhmedBaba_) August 26, 2020
Black people are furious with him for not delivering the justice Breonna Taylor deserves.
Grand Jury Finally Meets To Decide If Cops Who Killed Breonna Taylor Should Be Charged was originally published on newsone.com