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Grand juror in Breonna Taylor case speaks out against Kentucky AG

The anonymous juror says they were never presented the option of homicide charges for the case.

Daniel Cameron USA Today

A grand juror in the Breonna Taylor is speaking out against Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron after a judge ruled that members of the jury can talk about the proceedings publicly.

Attorney Kevin Glogower — who is representing the juror — released a statement on his client’s behalf on Tuesday (Oct. 20). “Being one of the jurors on the Breonna Taylor case was a learning experience,” the statement read. “The three weeks of service leading up to that presentation showed how the grand jury normally operates. The Breonna Taylor case was quite different. After hearing the Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s press conference, and with my duty as a grand juror being over, my duty as a citizen compelled action.”

The juror said Cameron and his office never gave them an option to file homicide charges against former Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) Detective Brett Hankison.

“The grand jury was not presented any charges other than the three wanton endangerment charges against Detective Hankison,” the statement continued. “The grand jury did not have homicide offenses explained to them. The grand jury never heard anything about those laws. Self-defense or justification was never explained either. Questions were asked about additional charges and the grand jury was told there would be none because the prosecutors didn’t feel they could make them stick.”

“The grand jury didn’t agree that certain actions were justified, nor did it decide the indictment should be the only charges in the Breonna Taylor case. The grand jury was not given the opportunity to deliberate on those charges and deliberated only on what was presented to them. I cannot speak for other juror, but I can help the truth be told,” the statement concluded.

A second juror is currently speaking with their legal team to discuss their next steps to speak out publicly about the case.

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