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Kentucky AG finally receives ballistics report in Breonna Taylor case

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron plans to meet with the FBI to review the report.

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Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has confirmed that he has received the ballistics report in the police killing of Breonna Taylor.

According to the attorney general, the ballistics report is what was holding up the investigation since his office’s involvement back in May. The ballistics tests are performed at the FBI crime lab in Quantico, Virginia and essentially trace the path and impact of bullets.

Taylor’s family lawyer, civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump, has expressed his gratitude during his appearance on CBS show “Face the Nation” Sunday (Aug. 30).

“We’ve been told when they get the ballistics report, that’s what they needed to wrap up this investigation and finally give them answers that they so desperately want and the community so desperately needs to try to heal,” Crump said on the show. “So at this point, we are hoping that this conclusion will be sooner rather than later, because justice delayed is justice denied.”

Daniel was also on “Face the Nation” and said that he will be meeting with the FBI to go over the report and that there won’t be an announcement on the investigation this week.

Since Taylor’s death, residents have regularly protested outside of Cameron’s Louisville home. Rapper YBN Cordae and “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Porsha Williams were among those who participated in protests outside of the attorney general’s lawn. Both were arrested during the demonstration.

Lots of high-profile figures have also used their platforms to demand justice for Breonna Taylor including Beyoncé and Oprah Winfrey. Specifically, activists are asking that the officers involved in the killing of Taylor, Jonathan Mattingly, Myles Cosgrove and Brett Hankinson, be arrested. So far, only Hankison has been fired. Cosgrove and Mattingly remain on administrative leave.

On March 13, Taylor was shot in her home by police serving a no-knock narcotics warrant. When officers broke down the door, they were met with gunfire by Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker. Taylor was unarmed and there were no drugs found in her home.

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