Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear is urging Attorney General Daniel Cameron to release the Breonna Taylor investigation findings to the public. According to the Courier-Journal, Beshear called for the evidence to be released just a few hours after Cameron announced the indictment against former officer Brett Hankison.
“Today, the attorney general announced a mixture of the findings of his investigation and the decisions of the grand jury,” Beshear said. “But he talked about information, facts, evidence that neither I nor the general public have seen. I believe that the public deserves this information.”
The governor wants Cameron to “post online all the information, evidence and facts that he can release without impacting the three … felony counts in the indictment issued today.”
“Everyone can and should be informed,” he said during a press conference at the Kentucky Capitol. “And those that are currently feeling frustration, feeling hurt — they deserve to know more.”
On Wednesday (Sep. 23), Cameron was asked whether or not he would he would release the findings from the grand jury. Citing the ongoing FBI investigation, he replied, “But at this point, I don’t think it’s appropriate for us to release any information.” Cameron also declined to inform the public of the gender and racial makeup of the grand jury.
“The fact that this has received so much scrutiny — I think it’d be inappropriate for me to share the information about the makeup of the grand jury, just to the extent I can protect them,” he said.
Beshear says he hopes that the attorney general will reconsider his decision. “I certainly think that a legitimate question is the racial and demographic makeup of the grand jury,” he said. “I don’t think it will give out anybody’s identity or compromise who they are. And provided that it is sufficiently diverse, it may give people just another piece of information that they can process.”