Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron is slated to speak at Tuesday night’s (Aug. 25) Republican National Convention (RNC).
Cameron gained nationwide attention after he was placed on the case of the late Breonna Taylor. Once the investigation of her death is concluded by his office, Cameron will decide whether or not to pursue criminal charges against the officers who were involved in the fatal shooting.
Back in March, Taylor, a 26-year-old EMT, was shot and killed after cops entered her home under a “no-knock” warrant. She was in bed with her boyfriend when the officers powered through her door. Her boyfriend fired a warning shot — after believing that the officers were intruders. They returned fire and Taylor was shot multiple times. She died shortly after.
Since her death, protests have erupted throughout Kentucky and multiple celebrities have brought national attention to her case. Oprah Winfrey recently purchased 26 billboards in Louisville to demand justice for Taylor. Players in the WNBA and NBA have used their platforms to speak out about her case during their 2020 seasons.
Earlier this month, Cameron met with Taylor’s family for the first time since she was killed. He reportedly gave his condolences to the family and told them that the investigation is ongoing. Taylor’s mom said the attorney general “seemed sincere and genuine” and is “committed to getting us the truth.”
On Sunday (Aug. 23), Cameron took to Twitter to dispel rumors that his office would give a decision on the case this week. “There are rumors circulating about an announcement on Tuesday regarding our investigation into the death of Ms. Taylor,” he tweeted. “The investigation remains ongoing, and our office does not plan to make an announcement this week. We continue to pursue the facts in this case through an independent and thorough investigation.”
The second night of the RNC kicks off Tuesday (Aug. 25) at 8:30 pm ET.