A juror in the Breonna Taylor case has said that they were never given the option to indict the two other police officers.
The unnamed juror said that Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron ‘misrepresented’ the deliberations and ‘failed to offer the panel the option of indicting the two officers who fatally shot the young woman,’ the New York Times reported.
Taylor, 26, was shot and killed in her Louisville home in March after three officers – Myles Cosgrove, Brett Hankinson, and Jonathan Mattingly – opened fire on her home.
The juror has filed a court motion seeking the release of recordings of the session as well as permission from a judge to speak publicly.
The office of AG Daniel Cameron granted the requests and said that the last week’s transcripts will be made public and the juror is free to speak publicly.
The juror’s lawyer, Kevin M. Glogower, said: “This is something where the juror is not seeking any fame, any acclaim, any money.”
“There is a compelling public interest for these proceedings to be released of a magnitude the city and Commonwealth have never seen before that could not be confined, weaving its way across the country,” the juror’s case stated.
This suggests that the attorney general has used jurors “as a shield to deflect accountability and responsibility.”
The motion also said the juror fears Cameron “would attempt to utilize the court’s contempt powers… if there was a public disclosure that contradicted certain things that he stated happened during the proceedings, characterized the singularity of the decision in a different light, or raised doubts about charges that were presented during the proceedings.
Cameron said he was confident the recordings would show his team was right in not prosecuting two of the three cops involved in the killing.
“Once the public listens to the recording, they will see that over the course of two-and-a-half days, our team presented a thorough and complete case to the Grand Jury,” he added.
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