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Grand juror in Breonna Taylor case sues for state to release jury records and freedom to publicly speak about case

The grand juror says that Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron is using the jury as “a shield” and wants the truth to come out once and for all.

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On Monday (Sept. 28), a grand juror in Breonna Taylor’s case filed a motion asking for the courts to release the jury’s transcript and records to the public. The unidentified person is also requesting the freedom for jurors to speak openly about the case, the court filing claims.

The full story and absolute truth of how this matter was handled from beginning to end is now an issue of great public interest and has become a large part of the discussion of public trust throughout the country,” Kevin Glogower, the attorney for the juror, wrote in the document. According to this juror, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s comments regarding the case are contradictory to the information that the jury received during their decision-making process.

This filing comes five days after former LMPD detective Brett Hankison was charged with three counts of wanton endangerment. Today, he pleaded not guilty to them.

The juror, with this request for the documents to be released, is hoping that “the truth may prevail.” The motion also accuses Attorney General Cameron of using the grand jury “as a shield to deflect accountability and responsibility for those decisions” and adds that this has resulted in “more seeds of doubt in the process.”

Though Hankison was indicted with charges, the other two cops who were facing charges — Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and Detective Myles Cosgrove — received none. Thus, none of the officers were charged were murder in Taylor’s killing, which was very controversial and caused many to take to social media to condemn the jury’s decision.

During his press conference after the jury’s decision was made last week, Cameron stated that the cops’ use of deadly force was “justified” because Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, shot at them first before he knew they were police. However, over the weekend, it was discovered that the Kentucky State Police ballistics report contradicted Cameron’s claim that Walker shot a cop during the night Taylor lost her life.

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