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A lawyer for a grand juror involved in weighing charges in the case of Breonna Taylor accused Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron of throwing the panel 'under the bus' over the decision not to charge the cops involved in her death

by Denice Creswick (2020-10-22)


A lawyer for a grand juror involved in weighing charges in the case of Breonna Taylor accused Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron of throwing the panel 'under the bus' over the decision not to charge the cops involved in her death. 

Kevin Glogower, who represents the anonymous grand juror who sued to speak out publicly about the case, urged a judge to let them do so during a hearing Thursday, despite pressure from Cameron. 

The AG filed a motion Wednesday asking the judge to dismiss the request by the grand juror, claiming proceedings should be kept confidential.   

Taylor, a 26-year-old Louisville emergency medical technician studying to become a nurse, was fatally shot after being roused from sleep by police at her Louisville home in March this year. 

Glogower told Jefferson County Circuit Judge Annie O'Connell on Thursday that the juror's goal in speaking out was not to publicize evidence that hasn't already become public about Taylor's death or 'to be part of a global discussion in race relations'. 

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has been accused of throwing the grand jury panel 'under the bus' for the decision not to charge any cop with Breonna Taylor's death

Taylor was fatally shot after being roused from sleep by police at her Louisville home in March this year.

Glenn Phillips, Woodinville Washington Attorney on Lawyer ...Cops opened fire after her boyfriend Kenneth Walker, pictured with Taylor above, fired one shot at the officers. He has maintained the police did not announce themselves

'It's more about the discussions that were held directly with the prosecutors,' Glogower said.

'That is not contained in the recording.'

Glogower warned that future grand jurors wouldn't want to serve if the prosecutor can 'throw them under the bus, as happened here.' 

He did not elaborate.

The dispute over grand jury secrecy arose Wednesday, the same day police files were released showing contacts between Taylor and a man she dated previously who was suspected of drug dealing.

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The release of those files raised new questions about what led narcotics investigators to raid Taylor's home in March, resulting in the woman's death in a burst of police gunfire. 

None of the white officers was directly charged with Taylor's death by the grand jury last month, triggering renewed street protests.

In Cameron's motion to dismiss the grand juror's request Wednesday, he said that grand jury proceedings are kept confidential by legal precedent to protect the safety and anonymity of all involved - grand jurors, witnesses and others.

The death of Breonna Taylor, pictured, has sparked months of protests across the US

Cameron said: 'As I've stated prior, I have no concerns with a grand juror sharing their thoughts or opinions about me and my office's involvement in the matter involving the death of Ms.

Breonna Taylor.

'However, I have concerns with a grand juror seeking to make anonymous and unlimited disclosures about the grand jury proceedings. When you cherished this article and also you desire to be given more information concerning Egenberg i implore you to go to the page. '

The juror is reported to be the same person who on September 29 accused Cameron of 'using the grand jurors as a shield to deflect accountability and responsibility for these decisions' and sued to make the proceedings public.

That resulted in the release of 15 hours of recordings of the grand jury proceedings. 

But the recordings did not include any discussion of potential criminal action on the part of the officers who shot Taylor because Cameron determined beforehand that they had acted in self-defense. 

As a result, he did not seek charges against police in her killing — a recommendation the grand jury followed. 

Grand jury proceedings are typically kept secret, but a court ruled that they should be released after the jury's decision angered many in Louisville and around the country and set off renewed protests.  

On Monday it was reported a second juror had reached out to activists in the city on how to speak out about the case.  

Cameron added: 'The grand jury process is secretive for a reason, to protect the safety and anonymity of all the grand jurors, witnesses, and innocent persons involved in the proceedings.

In the early hours of March 13, Louisville police officers entered apartment 4 of 3003 Springfield Drive, firing 32 times.

Breonna Taylor was shot six times, but only one was determined to be fatal. None of the officers involved were charged with her death

Photos also show a shattered sliding door, displaying the evidence of the alleged wild shots fired through that door by Detective Brett Hankinson after Walker fired the first shot

Gouge marks from bullets are seen in Taylor's home after cops fired 32 rounds