Thu. Sep 24th, 2020

Grand Jury Seated To Investigate The Killing Of Breonna Taylor In Kentucky By Law Enforcement

A grand jury has been selected in the police shooting death of Breonna Taylor

Local news outlets in Kentucky are reporting that the office of Attorney General Daniel Cameron will present their findings in the case over at least two days. 

WKYT, a local CBS station, interviewed a former assistant attorney of the commonwealth, Brian Butler, who said that he expects the Taylor case to “take longer than a regular case.” 

“Historically, in Jefferson County, those cases have been presented in detail to grand juries,” said Butler, who is not at all involved in the Taylor case. “The grand jury can ask questions; the grand jury can interview witnesses themselves; they can ask to see additional evidence if they want to.”

Butler explained to the outlet what Cameron’s role in the process will be, which is to decide whether he wants to make a recommendation to them, whether he wants to recommend charges be filed or what types of charges could be filed. “Ultimately,” he said, “it’s the grand jury’s decision to do what they think is appropriate.” 

On Wednesday, Cameron tweeted a statement about the probe. “An investigation, if done properly, cannot follow a specific timeline,” he noted.

“When the investigation concludes and a decision is made, we will provide an update about an announcement,” his tweet concluded, “The news will come from our office and not unnamed sources. Until that time, the investigation is ongoing.”

Taylor was shot on March 13, when three Louisville Metro Police Department officers entered her home executing a no-knock warrant, and she and boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, believed they were burglars. The 26-year-old emergency medical technician was struck eight times when the officers fired into the apartment. 

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Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett

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