Breonna Taylor grand juror felt 'compelled' to take action: attorney

Среда, 30 Сен, 2020

"We sadly saw some violence, including the shooting of two police officers, one of whom remains hospitalized, dealing with complications of his injuries".

Protests erupted in Louisville after Brett Hankison, who was sacked from Louisville Metro Police in June, was indicted last week on three counts of wanton endangerment in the first degree for firing rounds into Taylor's neighbor's apartment, endangering the lives of three residents who were home at the time.

The former Louisville police officer charged in connection to Breonna Taylor's killing pleaded not guilty Monday to three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.

The officers to shoot their weapon were Mattingly, Hankison and another Det.

An anonymous grand juror filed documents in courts asking the judge to grant permission for the grand jury recordings to be made public.

The motion claims that Walker "was fully justified in his reaction" to the officers barging into Taylor's apartment.

Cameron's office released a statement saying, "The Grand Jury is meant to be a secretive body".

"There was a lot of evidence presented, but I don't know if it was the complete investigation", he said. The report states that the shot fired by Walker was "neither identified nor eliminated as having been fired" from his weapon "due to the limited markings of comparative value".

Mattingly and Cosgrove remain on administrative duty.

"This justification bars us from pursuing charges in Ms. Breonna Taylor's death", Cameron said. Glogower explained that in a typical grand jury proceeding, the prosecution would present evidence and make an "off-the-record" recommendation about possible charges. Sadly, this verdict was unsurprising to many, despite the city of Louisville, Kentucky settling a "wrongful death" lawsuit with her family one week earlier for $12 million.

Meanwhile, Cameron, who is Black, is catching heat after announcing no murder charges would be brought against the white officers connected to Taylor's death.

But Walker's attorneys say the witness changed his story. He's soon told by another unidentified officer that he should "back out" until LMPD's Public Integrity Unit arrives. ABC has not independently verified the audio.

The police showed up at Taylor's apartment seeking her ex-boyfriend, who they say was a suspect in a drug trafficking case.

Daniel Cameron, a black Republican official, said on Monday night that he was taking the extraordinary step of publishing the information, given the huge public interest in the case. Federal authorities confirmed the shooting and have arrived to aid in the investigation.

According to the motion, the grand juror specifically wants to publicly address "any potential charges and defendants presented or not presented". That supposed shot was the reason that the officers returned fire and, in the process, killed Taylor. In response, officers fired multiple shots that wounded and ultimately killed Taylor. Myles Cosgrove fired 22 rounds, six of which struck Taylor, Cameron said, explaining their use of force was justified because Walker fired first.

One longtime criminal defense lawyer, Ramon McGee, said the question of which charges the attorney general presented to the panel was not problematic. Though it depicts only the aftermath of the shooting, the videos reportedly show officers violating department policies, one of which requires personnel involved in shootings to be isolated from other officers, which was not done.