LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kenneth Walker’s attorney said he believes the information presented to the grand jury in the Breonna Taylor case was designed to prevent officers from being charged.
“Release the entire file ... let everybody see ... be transparent about it, and it'll show that the information presented to the grand jury was simply devised not to charge these officers,” Steve Romines said.
Grand jury proceedings are secret, and Romines has no way of knowing what information was presented to the grand jury or how.
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has said Kentucky law and a federal investigation prevent him from revealing details about the grand jury probe.
Cameron on Wednesday said that a grand jury chose not to indict any of the three Louisville Metro Police officers in Taylor’s death. Taylor was killed March 13 during a raid on her apartment. When police entered Taylor’s apartment to serve a search warrant, Walker fired a gun, hitting one of the officers. The officers returned fire, killing Taylor. One of the officers, LMPD Detective Brett Hankison, who has since been fired, was charged with three felony counts of wanton endangerment for shooting into a nearby apartment.
Gov. Andy Beshear, Mayor Greg Fischer and others have called on Cameron to release more information in the case, including the evidence that was presented to the grand jury.
Cameron said Wednesday that Kentucky law prohibits him from releasing information that could poison a jury pool or affect a verdict. He said he also cannot release the information because of an ongoing federal civil rights investigation.
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