AG Granted Delay In Releasing Breonna Taylor Grand Jury Files (Updated)
Kentucky’s attorney general is asking a court to delay the release of secret grand jury proceedings in Breonna Taylor’s killing by police just as audio recordings were set to be made public.
Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s office filed a motion Wednesday asking for a week delay to the release so officials could redact names and personal information from the recording. A court in Louisville was expected to release the audio recordings on Wednesday. Meanwhile, one of two Louisville police officers shot during protests last week held a news conference calling for peace and unity between law enforcement, protesters and other residents. Maj. Aubrey Gregory returned to light duty this week after being shot in the hip.
UPDATE (4 pm):
A judge has agreed to grant Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron two more days to produce grand jury recordings in the Breonna Taylor case. The delay falls short of the amount of time sought by the AG's office.
Cameron's office had filed a motion on Tuesday asking for a week to redact personal information from the more than 20 hours worth of audio recordings. But Judge Ann Bailey Smith agreed to just a two-day extensive, putting the new deadline at noon on Friday.
WLKY reports a separate motion was filed by 13 unnamed witnesses, potentially Louisville Metro Police officers, asking their addresses, phone numbers, and other personal information not be released.
The delay comes amid continuing pressure by the Taylor family and supporters to make the proceedings public to answer questions about exactly what evidence Cameron presented. Only one of three officers involved in the raid on Taylor's home was charged, and none were charged directly in Taylor's death.
In an interview with WDRB, Cameron said he did not recommend murder charges against the two remaining officers.