Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron is “proud” of the work his team conducted during the investigation of Breonna Taylor’s death, despite the pending impeachment petition against him, reports WDRB.
“I’m proud of the work that my team of special prosecutors did,” Cameron said during a recent press conference. “I’m confident in the work that they did and completely understand that this process has to unfold. And I’ll allow that process to speak for itself.”
He added that, “sometimes people aren’t always going to agree with you 100 percent. And I understand that. And that is what’s so special about the democratic process that we have here.”
Last week, the grand jurors of Taylor’s case filed a petition to have Cameron impeached on claims that he neglected his governmental duties and violated the public’s trust with his mismanagement of the grand jury results.
“The grand jurors did not choose this battle,” Attorney Kevin Glogower, who is representing the jurors, 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.”
Back in September, Cameron announced the grand jury results, which revealed that none of the officers would be charged directly for Taylor’s death. Instead, former Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) Detective Brett Hankison faced several charges of wanton endangerment for blindly firing into the homes of Taylor’s neighbors.
“Neither Cameron nor anyone from his office mentioned any homicide offense to the grand jury,” read 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 Hankinson.”