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Drug suspect offered plea deal if he said Breonna Taylor was in a drug trafficking group

A drug suspect in Louisville, Kentucky was offered a plea deal in exchange for a lighter sentencing for his own drug charges.

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According to Louisville, Kentucky news outlet WDRB, a drug suspect was offered a plea deal back in July if he stated that the late Breonna Taylor was a member of a “organized crime syndicate.”

This offer was made on July 13 to a man named Jamarcus Glover, a drug suspect who was targeted in a series of Louisville police raids similar to the one that took Taylor’s life when she was sleeping in her apartment on the night of her killing by police officers. Glover revealed that authorities wanted him, as well as a number of other “co-defendants,” to say that the deceased had a hand in trafficking big amounts of drugs “into the Louisville community.”

He, however, turned down the plea deal, which would have resulted in him possibly getting probation instead of a “10-year prison sentence for charges of criminal syndication, drug trafficking and gun charges,” WDRB reports.

Attorney Sam Aguiar, who is now representing Taylor’s family in a wrongful death lawsuit, says that the plea offer shows “the lengths to which those within the police department and Commonwealth’s Attorney went to after Breonna Taylor’s killing to try and paint a picture of her which was vastly different than the woman she truly was.”

He added, “The fact that they would try to even represent that she was a co-defendant in a criminal case more than a month after she died is absolutely disgusting.”

Over the weekend, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron confirmed that he received the ballistics report in the police killing of Taylor. “We’ve received the FBI ballistics report in the Breonna Taylor investigation,” he tweeted on Sunday (Aug. 30). “There is still additional analysis that must take place, & our office does not plan to make an announcement this week. We continue to work diligently to follow the facts and complete the investigation.”

This announcement comes five months after the young EMT’s life was cut short after cops’ no-knock warrant went wrong. Police officers who were involved in Taylor’s death have yet to be arrested or changed at this time.

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