Breonna Taylor findings being presented to grand jury
The findings in the case of Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old Black woman who was shot and killed in her home by Louisville, Ky., police in March, are being presented to a grand jury by Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron (R), according to multiple reports.
WKYT reported that the presentation was expected to last two days and then the grand jury will be given time to deliberate.
The location of the grand jury is unknown and another local station, WAVE, reported that an announcement regarding the case wouldn’t come until next week.
Cameron’s office has been investigating Taylor’s death at the hands at three officers from the Louisville Metropolitan Police Department.
On March 13, Officers Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison and Myles Cosgrove — all in plainclothes — entered Taylor’s apartment while executing a no-knock search warrant. Taylor and her boyfriend Kenneth Walker were asleep at the time.
Walker, who has said he thought the officers were intruders, fired at them. The trio returned the fire, hitting Taylor numerous times and killing her.
Police were granted the no-knock warrant under the belief that her ex-boyfriend, Jamarcus Glover, had been using Taylor’s apartment as a place to keep drugs and money, but no drugs or money were found in Taylor’s apartment. Glover is facing multiple drug charges.
Calls for the officers’ arrests have been loud and constant, though no charges have yet to be announced.
Hankison was fired from the force in June after it was determined he “blindly” fired 10 rounds into Taylor’s apartment. Mattingly and Cosgrove remain with the department, with both placed on administrative reassignment.
Taylor has become one of the focal points of the Black Lives Matter movement this summer, along with George Floyd, a Black man who was killed by Minneapolis police at the end of May.
In a statement Tuesday afternoon, Cameron — the first Black attorney general in Kentucky’s history — offered no new insight into the case, reiterating that the “investigation remains ongoing.”
Statement regarding the ongoing investigation into the death of Ms. Breonna Taylor. pic.twitter.com/U3BXkNCFhM
— Attorney General Daniel Cameron (@kyoag) September 9, 2020
–Updated at 5:01 p.m.