Breonna Taylor grand jurors file petition to impeach Daniel Cameron
The petition accuses Cameron of neglecting his duties and violating the public’s trust with his mishandling of the grand jury results.
Grand jurors in the Breonna Taylor case are calling for the impeachment of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron in a new petition. On Friday (Jan. 22), according to the Courier Journal, three of the grand jurors filed a petition through their attorney, Kevin Glogower, accusing Cameron of neglecting his governmental duties and violating the public’s trust with his mismanagement of the grand jury results.
“The Grand jurors did not choose this battle,” Glogower said. “This battle chose them. These are randomly selected citizens who were compelled to sit on a grand jury and were terribly misused by the most powerful law enforcement official in Kentucky. It is truly a testament to the Kentucky Constitution that they are able to be here today and to expose injustice and demand public accountability. I am honored and humbled to serve them.”
Cameron was responsible for investigating the fatal shooting of Taylor, the 26-year-old EMT who was killed in her home by officers using a no-knock warrant. His announcement of the grand jury results revealed that none of the cops involved would be directly charged for her murder — a decision grand jurors said they were never afforded.
“Neither Cameron nor anyone from his office mentioned any homicide offense to the grand jury,” read an excerpt from the petition. “Not only were no homicide offenses presented as alleged, no charges of any kind were presented to the Grand Jury other than the three wanton endangerment charges against Detective [Brett] Hankinson.”
The petition — which calls the AG out for lying when he “said his office presented ‘all of the information’”— is demanding Cameron’s removal from office for his deception in the Taylor case, but also his funding of robocops to allegedly incite the Jan. 6 riots.
“We were happy to help in the role that we could to continue to try to put the appropriate accountability in the right place for how the Breonna Taylor investigation and grand jury presentation was handled,” Glogower said. “Mr. Cameron continues to blatantly disregard the truth.”
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