Breonna Taylor Case – Anonymous Grand Juror Speaks, Homicide Charges Not Presented To Us
New details have been released concerning Breonna Taylor’s case. Today (October 20th), a statement from an anonymous grand juror was released. According to the statement, the grand jury never deliberated homicide charges against the police officers involved. In fact, the statement claims that Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron never presented them.
This juror said,
“Being one of the jurors on the Breonna Taylor case was a learning experience. The three weeks of service leading up to that presentation showed how the grand jury normally operates. The Breonna Taylor case was quite different. After hearing the Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s press conference, and with my duty as a grand juror being over, my duty as a citizen compelled action. The grand jury did not have homicide offenses explained to them. The grand jury never heard anything about those laws. Self defense or justification was never explained either.”
They said “questions were asked about additional charges,” but the grand jury was told there would be none because the prosecutors didn’t feel they could make them stick. The statement added,
“The grand jury didn’t agree that certain actions were justified, nor did it decide the indictment should be the only charges in the Breonna Taylor case. The grand jury was not given the opportunity to deliberate on those charges and deliberated only on what was presented to them. I cannot speak for other jurors but I can help the truth be told.”
As we reported … the anonymous grand juror filed a motion with the Jefferson County Circuit Court asking a judge to lift the gag order for grand jurors who want to go public — because the juror felt like Cameron hung them out to dry when he announced Hankison’s indictment.
As previously reported, Breonna Taylor, 26, was shot and killed on March 13th, by Louisville police officers after they executed a “no-knock” warrant while investigating a suspected drug operation linked to her ex-boyfriend.
She and her boyfriend Kenneth Walker, were in bed sleeping when they heard a commotion outside; after a short exchange with police, Walker says he fired his gun in self-defense, saying he thought the home was being broken into, according to police. The plainclothes officers returned gunfire, firing several shots and fatally hitting Taylor, police said.