Attorney General Daniel Cameron's office filed the evidence in the criminal case against former LMPD Det. Brett Hankison as 'exculpatory' -- meaning it could aid Hankison's defense.
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Tamika Palmer and two attorneys want the Kentucky Prosecutors Advisory Council to 'evaluate the unwillingness and refusal' of Attorney General Daniel Cameron to present possible charges against Louisville police officers in Taylor’s March 13 shooting to a grand jury.
In addition, three charges of harassment with physical contact against John Rademaker were dismissed in Jefferson District Court on Tuesday, according to court records.
But the officer, Josh Doerr, and other officers on the scene were not punished for any of the other allegations of improper conduct.
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron told reporters September 23 in Frankfort that the grand jury 'agreed' that two of the officers were 'justified' in firing their weapons while serving a warrant on Taylor's apartment in March.
The Louisville police department's Public Integrity Unit concluded in a report released Wednesday that the detective who applied for the search warrant 'should be reviewed for criminal actions.'
The newly released evidence also raises questions about how Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron's office presented the case to jurors.
At least four LMPD officers were told there was no 'package history' at Taylor's Springfield Drive apartment, according to investigators.
Lt. Dale Massey told police investigators that he "had no idea" there was going to be a raid of Taylor’s apartment and based on what he and other members saw at the scene, "we just got the feeling that night, you know, um, something really bad happened."
Former Chief Steve Conrad testified the information he initially received was 100% contradictory from what he later learned. "I was concerned at this point about this conflicting information," he told investigators.