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    Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron and the lawyer for former Louisville police officer Brett Hankison on Monday will request that a judge revoke a previous order to release evidence to the public in the Breonna Taylor case, ABC News reported on Sunday. In the ruling, Circuit Judge Ann Bailey Smith ordered Cameron to redact any personal information as a safety precaution, but the attorney general and William Stewart Mathews, Hankisons attorney, said the evidence could endanger those involved if made public and might "permanently taint potential jurors" in the police officers trial. They also said the evidence should be withheld from the public due to "unprecedented" media coverage and the "anticipated wholesale posting of the entire discovery in this matter on the...
    Loading the player... Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron and the lawyer representing the officer who was fired from the Louisville Metro Police Department for his involvement in the death of Breonna Taylor, do not want certain evidence to be released. Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron speaks during a press conference to announce a grand jury’s decision to indict one of three Louisville Metro Police Department officers involved in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor on September 23, 2020 in Frankfort, Kentucky. (Photo by Jon Cherry/Getty Images) Cameron and Brett Hankison’s attorney, William Stewart Mathews, asked a judge to revoke a previous order to release information about the case to the public. Read More: Kentucky AG won’t commit to timeline for charges...
    Time and again we have seen bills pushed to control the ability of women of color to make our own reproductive health decisions, from when to become pregnant and raise children to creating more obstacles to abortion access. We heard the horrific news that immigrant women were being forced to have hysterectomies — and over the past year, bans on abortion have swept the nation. Let’s be clear: This is all part of a political agenda to deny autonomy to women of color. We are told when we can and can’t have kids, and what kind of health care we are allowed to get. This is all while people ignore the very real plight that Black women are facing...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The families of Breonna Taylor and Jacob Blake were among the speakers at a Manhattan rally to encourage people to get out and vote Saturday. About 200 people attended the rally, CBS2’s Kiran Dhillon reports. The message was clear — Black lives matter and change is necessary. The peaceful event, called the National State of Emergency Get Out The Vote Rally, was organized by a social justice group Until Freedom. It started around 3 p.m. outside Trump International Hotel and lasted about two hours. RELATED STORY: Common Mistakes Could Delay Your Vote From Being Counted The rally consisted of several speakers, including Breonna Taylor‘s mother, Tamika Palmer, and Jacob Blake‘s father. Outrage has erupted across the...
    By MATT WICKSTROM, The Lexington Herald-Leader LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Protesting has long been as American as apple pie, with one of the primary ways of amplifying a protest’s message and movement coming through music. Think Bob Dylan’s “Hurricane,” Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Fortunate Son,” Rage Against The Machine’s “Killing In The Name” or countless others throughout time. Now Lexington-based social activist and hip-hop artist Richard Spaulding, better known through his alias Devine Carama, is doing the same, focusing on Breonna Taylor, fatally shot in her apartment in March by Louisville police. ‘Rubber stamp?’ Lexington council votes to adjust police disciplinary procedures On July 19, Carama kicked off “16 Bars For Breonna” on his SoundCloud page with the intent of releasing...
    Virginia’s General Assembly passed a bill banning “no-knock” search warrants Wednesday, clearing the way for it to go to Gov. Ralph Northam’s desk. “I applaud my colleagues in the General Assembly for supporting HB 5099,” Virginia Delegate Lashrecse Aird, who introduced the bill, said in a statement. “This bill was drafted with significant input from stakeholders from both law enforcement and the criminal justice community, working together towards the goal of protecting more lives in the Commonwealth.” The bill passed the House of Delegates last month. The legislation, in part, is a response to the death of Breonna Taylor in Kentucky earlier this year. She was killed at home after officers entered to serve a no-knock drug warrant connected with a...
    Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend Kenneth Walker explained this week in his first televised interview since Taylor was killed during a botched Louisville, Ky., raid, what happened that night and why he is suing the police department. “CBS This Morning’s” Gayle King interviewed Walker. In video airing Wednesday and Thursday, he described the March shooting that killed Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman, when a warrant was executed at her apartment. He and his attorneys also railed against the commonwealth and the city, saying Walker was framed by the Louisville Metro Police Department. "They break into his house, they kill his girlfriend, they frame him for it to cover it up, and then when that cover-up falls apart because it is so pathetic and so inconsistent with the evidence, the...
    Kenneth Walker, boyfriend of Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old Black EMT who was fatally shot by Louisville, Ky., police in her own home earlier this year, said he was told by a police officer moments after her death that it was “unfortunate” he hadn’t been hit as well. Walker opened up about the events that took place the March night of the botched police raid at his girlfriend’s apartment in an interview with CBS News on Wednesday.  “To the world, she’s just a hashtag, a picture and all of that,” Walker began. "But to me, it was much more. More than a girlfriend too, I think that’s what I want the world to know the most — my best friend.” “The most important...
    The Richards Group — the nation's largest independent advertising agency — has lost Motel 6 as a client after its founder reportedly labeled an ad pitch as "too Black" for the lodging chain's "white supremacist constituents." Carrolton, Texas-based Motel 6 terminated its relationship with Richards Group, effective immediately, after learning of comments attributed to the ad agency's founder, Stan Richards. "We are outraged by the statements made about Motel 6 and our customers by a member of the Richards Group during one of its internal meetings," a spokesperson for Motel 6 emailed CBS MoneyWatch. First reported by Ad Age, an industry trade publication, Richards' controversial remarks came after employees at the ad agency had pitched an idea celebrating Black artists....
    Loading the player... In a new interview with Gayle King, Kenneth Walker— boyfriend of Breonna Taylor —described the events that occurred from his point of view on the night of Taylor’s death in his first public interview. Read More: Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend Kenneth Walker sues over police raid Walker said he and his girlfriend were laying together, enjoying a movie when loud banging at the door caught their attention. He insisted that both he and Taylor asked who the person or people at the door to identity themselves multiple times with zero response. Breonna Taylor and Kenneth Walker (Credit: Taylor and Walker) “It was dead silent in the house,” Walker said in a clip released Wednesday. “It was...
    Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron is getting beefed-up armed security after receiving “serious, credible threats” over his handling of the Breonna Taylor case, according to reports. Cameron, who empaneled the grand jury that cleared three Louisville cops of criminal liability in Taylor’s March 13 shooting death, will have guards through the end of the year under a $300,000 proposal approved by the state Government Contract Review Committee, CNN reported. “Our office has received detailed threats against the attorney general, his wife, and members of his family,” Cameron’s office said in a statement to the network. “The attorney general’s protective detail determined that given the credibility of such threats, additional personnel and resources were needed to provide the appropriate level of...
    (CNN)Before police killed her, Breonna Taylor and Kenneth Walker III were discussing marriage and possible names for their future kids, and had even bought a pair of baby Air Jordans for their would-be child, the boyfriend said during a Wednesday interview. To the world, Taylor has become a hashtag, a cause, but to Walker she was more. More than a girlfriend. More than a best friend. He knew she was "the one" because they'd been pals so long and both loved to joke and laugh, he said. Breonna Taylor and her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker."Most important person, pretty much, to me on the Earth, and they took her," he told "CBS This Morning."His parents loved her, too. "As a mom, you...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The boyfriend of Breonna Taylor said the hail of bullets coming at them from police the night she was killed in her Louisville, Kentucky, apartment sounded like a war. Kenneth Walker said he tried to pull Taylor down to the floor amid the gunfire but “she was just scared, she didn’t get down.” “I don’t think I’ve ever heard so many gunshots like all at the same time,” Walker told “CBS This Morning” in his first televised interview since the shooting. “I’ve never been to war but I assume that’s what war probably sounds like.” He said the loss of Taylor, an emergency medical worker, is especially hard because she “took care of a lot of...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The boyfriend of Breonna Taylor said the hail of bullets coming at them from police the night she was killed in her Louisville, Kentucky, apartment sounded like a war. Kenneth Walker said he tried to pull Taylor down to the floor amid the gunfire but “she was just scared, she didn’t get down.” “I don’t think I’ve ever heard so many gunshots like all at the same time,” Walker told “CBS This Morning” in his first televised interview since the shooting. “I’ve never been to war but I assume that’s what war probably sounds like.” He said the loss of Taylor, an emergency medical worker, is especially hard because she “took care of a lot of...
    Breonna Taylor's boyfriend says police never directly told him that his girlfriend had died and that he found out hours after the shooting when he overheard it on the news while in custody.  Kenneth Walker made the revelation in his first sit down TV interview with CBS This Morning on Wednesday.   He was with Taylor, a 26-year-old black EMT, when police burst into her home in the early hours of March 13 in Louisville, Kentucky.  Walker fired his gun once and wounded one officer. He has long said he believed someone was trying to break into the apartment and maintains he never heard police identify themselves.  Three police officers responded with 32 shots, six of which struck Taylor, killing her....
    Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend will speak publicly for the first time about the night his girlfriend was fatally wounded as police executed a warrant at her home, revealing he’s “a million percent sure” officers did not identify themselves before entering. Kenneth Walker told CBS’ Gayle King he grabbed his legally owned gun because he “didn’t have a clue” who was at the apartment the morning of March 13, according to a preview of his upcoming interview. “If it was the police at the door and they just said, ‘We’re the police,’ me or Breonna didn’t have a reason at all not to open the door to see what they wanted,” Walker said, in a segment slated to air Wednesday morning.  The question of whether...
    Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend is “a million-percent sure” that Louisville cops didn’t identify themselves before bursting into the 26-year-old emergency medical worker’s apartment and shooting her dead, according to a new report. Kenneth Walker asked “several times” who was knocking on their door on March 13 and got no answer he said during an interview on “CBS This Morning” due to air Wednesday. “The next thing I know the door is flying open.” Walker grabbed his licensed handgun and fired, wounding one of the cops before Taylor was killed in a barrage of more than two-dozen police bullets. “I didn’t have a clue, that’s why I grabbed the gun,” Walker said during the interview. “If it was the police at the...
    A lawyer representing one of the grand jurors in the Breonna Taylor case has fired back against Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s arguments that such proceedings should be kept secret, criticizing the official for allegedly unfairly picking and choosing when to enforce such secrecy rules, according to court documents.  Kevin Glogower, who represents one of the jurors seeking to be able to speak out about the widely publicized case, said in a motion filed on Sunday that Cameron, a Republican, "cannot choose to part from the rules in disclosing information and then use his position to prevent others from responding to his misleading remarks,” according to the motion. The attorney general and the commonwealth “have placed much of the proceedings into the...
    Months after her fatal shooting, Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend Kenneth Walker has doubled down on previous claims that the pair didn’t hear police identify themselves the evening they raided her apartment. In his first sit down interview with CBS This Morning, which is set to air in its entirety on Wednesday, Walker adamantly declares he’s “a million percent sure” authorities failed to announce who they were as they carried out the botched March 13th raid.  A crowd of protesters gather near the Breonna Taylor memorial in Jefferson Square Park on October 2, 2020 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Jon Cherry/Getty Images) In response, the startled young man says he fired his gun once after police used a battering ram to bust through Taylor’s...
    Breonna Taylor's boyfriend says he is 'a million percent sure' police didn't identify themselves the night they carried out the drug raid on her apartment that ended with her being shot dead by officers.  In his first sit down TV interview with CBS This Morning, which is set to air in full on Wednesday, Kenneth Walker doubled down on his previous claims that he and Taylor did not hear Louisville police identify themselves as they carried out the raid on March 13.  Walker fired his gun once when police came through Taylor's door using a battering ram as part of a 'no knock' warrant that was approved in a narcotics investigation.  No drugs were found at Taylor's home.  Taylor was shot...
    Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, said in a new interview that he did not believe police were at the door during the March incident in which Taylor was fatally shot by officers in her Kentucky home.   Walker told “CBS This Morning” that he did not “have a clue” who was at the door, so he grabbed his weapon.  “If it was the police at the door and they just said ‘we’re the police,’ me or Breonna didn’t have a reason at all not to open the door to see what they wanted,” Walker said. CBS’s Gayle KingGayle KingGayle King calls out Pelosi for calling Trump supporters 'henchmen': 'Egregious language' Fauci: Lack of masks at Trump rallies frustrating The Hill's Morning Report -...
    In an exclusive broadcast interview with "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King, Breonna Taylor's boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, shares the details of the night she was fatally shot by police in her own home. From the knock on the door to the barrage of bullets to the 911 call and his arrest, Walker describes what he says happened that night.   On March 13, Breonna Taylor was shot and killed by police while they were executing a search warrant for a drug case connected to Taylor's ex-boyfriend, Jamarcus Glover. Walker was with her the night of the shooting and he remains adamant that police never identified themselves before the fatal shooting. Walker told King both he and Taylor asked "several...
    Loading the player... The anonymous grand juror in the Breonna Taylor case who brought legal action to make the proceedings public has now criticized its special prosecutor, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron. The anonymous juror asked a judge for permission to speak out about the secret grand jury deliberations over whether to charge any Louisville officers in connection with Taylor’s death.  Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Annie O’Connell hasn’t yet made a decision. However, as theGrio reported, Cameron has made clear he would appeal the ruling if the juror’s request was granted. Read More: Police gave conflicting accounts about packages being sent to Breonna Taylor’s home In this Sept. 23, 2020, file photo, people gather in Jefferson Square awaiting...
    (CNN)The attorney for an anonymous grand juror in the Breonna Taylor case filed a reply Sunday to the Kentucky attorney general's request for a stay of any court order allowing the juror to speak out publicly until after a potential state appeal.The anonymous juror wants to publicly discuss their service on the Taylor case. Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Annie O'Connell has yet to rule on the request after hearing arguments last week.Judge hears arguments on whether to allow grand juror in Breonna Taylor case to speak freelyOn Friday, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron indicated he would appeal if O'Connell allows the juror to speak out. He filed a motion by the state requesting a stay of any order allowing...
    By Sonia Moghe | CNN On Breonna Taylor’s kitchen wall, a sign with a cup of coffee reads “Love You A Latte,” bullet holes cut into her cabinets, through boxes of breakfast foods and even through her brightly colored pots and pans. More bullet holes are seen piercing through a wall just below a picture of teal-colored flowers, and in a room a bullet has shot through a shoebox and into the sole of a sparkly sneaker. In her closet, filled with shoeboxes, another bullet landed near a snakeskin-print boot. A Mickey Mouse bath toy set is suction-cupped to the tile above one bathtub. A wall decal of the Eiffel Tower matches the bedspread and pillowcases in one bedroom. A...
    (CNN)On Breonna Taylor's kitchen wall, a sign with a cup of coffee reads "Love You A Latte," bullet holes cut into her cabinets, through boxes of breakfast foods and even through her brightly colored pots and pans. More bullet holes are seen piercing through a wall just below a picture of teal-colored flowers, and in a room a bullet has shot through a shoebox and into the sole of a sparkly sneaker. Louisville Metro Police Departments investigative files in Breonna Taylor case releasedIn her closet, filled with shoeboxes, another bullet landed near a snakeskin-print boot. A Mickey Mouse bath toy set is suction-cupped to the tile above one bathtub. A wall decal of the Eiffel Tower matches the bedspread and...
    According to the New York Post, the Louisville Metro Police Department on Wednesday released thousands of documents from the Breonna Taylor case, including “photos of Mr. Walker and Ms. Taylor posing with firearms.” Hide Police had a controversial “no-knock” warrant when they raided Taylor’s apartment in March. Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, reportedly fired his gun out of fear an intruder was trying to break in. Police then shot Taylor six times, killing her. None of the officers involved were indicted for her killing.  Hide Some of the photos released Wednesday show Walker and Taylor with an assault rifle and another gun. Both guns are reportedly legally owned by Walker. Even though the guns in the photos are reported to...
    (CNN)Nearly 15 hours of grand jury audio released in the Breonna Taylor case revealed conflicting accounts of what happened in the moments before Louisville police shot and killed the 26-year-old EMT and aspiring nurse in her home.The officers involved in the failed drug raid in March told investigators they repeatedly knocked and announced themselves before bursting through her front door with a battering ram. They fired 32 rounds into the apartment after Taylor's boyfriend shot at them first, wounding one officer. There were conflicting accounts about packages sent to Breonna Taylors address before fatal raid, documents sayHer boyfriend, Kenneth Walker III, told investigators the people pounding on the door in the middle of the night did not respond when the...
    The Louisville police department has cracked the lid on their investigation into the shooting death of Breonna Taylor, releasing thousands of documents that show images of the scene, interviews with the officers involved and a subsequent probe of the EMT’s boyfriend. The files, released Wednesday, show how the Metro Police Department began building a case on Taylor’s boyfriend Kenneth Walker at the same time they were investigating their own officers more than two months after the 26-year-old black woman died. In the early hours of March 13, Walker shot at undercover officers who’d just busted down Taylor’s door in a botched raid because he was afraid and thought an intruder had broken into the apartment, records show. Police fired back...
    It took Louisville, Kentucky, it took more than six months to charge one police officer with a count of “endangerment” in the killing of 26-year-old Breonna Taylor. Taylor, a Black woman, an EMT, a sister, and a daughter was asleep in bed with her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, when police—using a battering ram—burst into her apartment after midnight. The unarmed Taylor died after being hit no fewer than six times by officers’ bullets. Questions have surrounded the long and dubious investigation in the months leading up to Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s announcement of almost no charges for the officers involved. NBC News is reporting that newly released documents concerning the internal investigation by the Louisville police show a department working overtime to justify not...
    Documents from the Louisville Metro Police Department’s internal investigation into the death of Breonna Taylor reportedly show that even after the case was turned over to the office of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron (R), the department worked to gather negative information about Taylor’s boyfriend.  According to NBC News, documents released to the public Wednesday show that an officer involved in the botched March drug raid on Taylor’s apartment continued to search for information that could justify it after her death.  Taylor, a Black, 26-year-old emergency room technician, was killed in March after Louisville police shot her while executing on a no-knock warrant for her ex-boyfriend, who did not live at Taylor’s address.  Police said that Taylor's boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, fired a shot...
    Firearms experts say a report from Kentucky State Police dismisses the theory that a Louisville Police Officer was hit with “friendly fire” during a raid on Breonna Taylor’s apartment, and that Taylor’s boyfriend fired the shot that wounded the officer and prompted police to return fire, numerous sources reported. The four-page report supports Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s conclusion that Sgt. Jon Mattingly was fired upon by Taylor’s boyfriend Kenneth Walker and Mattingly and Detective Myles Cosgrove returned fire, killing Taylor, the Courier Journal reported Friday. I sat down yesterday with @LASmithReports to discuss our office’s investigation into the death of Ms. Breonna Taylor and, in the full interview, I address some of the misinformation about the case. Watch the...
    Firearms experts say that a ballistics report from Kentucky State Police supports Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s (R) claim that Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend fired the shot that wounded a Louisville officer in the raid that resulted in Taylor’s death.   According to the Louisville Courier Journal, the report challenges previous analysis that Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly was wounded by “friendly fire” from other officers involved in the March incident. Instead, experts are saying the 9 mm round that hit Mattingly came from the gun of Taylor’s boyfriend Kenneth Walker.  Walker had previously admitted to firing one shot from his legally-owned handgun.  Experts who spoke to the Courier Journal challenged the report’s finding that “due to limited markings of comparative value,” the 9-mm bullet that...
    The Louisville cop who was shot in the leg during a shootout at Breonna Taylor's apartment was struck by her boyfriend, not 'friendly fire', a newly released ballistics report confirms.  Sergeant John Mattingly was wounded in the deadly late night raid on March 13 after he and two other officers breached the door of Taylor's home while serving a 'no-knock' search warrant. Taylor's boyfriend Kenneth Walker had mistaken the cops for intruders and fired a 'warning shot' at the door, striking Mattingly in the thigh and prompting officers to return fire. Kenneth Walker (left) was charged with attempted murder of a police officer after the shootout, but prosecutors later dropped the charge. Sergeant John Mattingly (right) suffered a...
    Loading the player... Additional documents related to the investigation into the shooting death of Breonna Taylor have been released. Documents released by the City of Louisville show that there are conflicting accounts of whether or not packages were being received at Taylor’s home for her ex-boyfriend, Jamarcus Glover. The question of packages remains at the heart of the no-knock warrant that resulted in Taylor’s death. Demonstrators in Louisville, Kentucky march after late last month’s release of the grand jury report on the death of Breonna Taylor. No officers were indicted on charges in connection to Taylor’s death. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images) The new transcript released by the City of Louisville reveals police from the city of Shively,...
    (CNN)A game of telephone among three law enforcement agencies led to conflicting accounts of the evidence that brought police to Breonna Taylor's apartment, documents released Wednesday by the City of Louisville show.At question was whether Jamarcus Glover -- the target of a Louisville Metro Police Department narcotics investigation -- had been receiving packages at Taylor's Louisville address.Multiple law enforcement officers who were involved in the case told investigators that, before the raid, they did not believe Glover was receiving packages at Taylor's address. But in the search warrant that was used to enter Taylor's home, police said they had "verified" that Glover was "receiving packages" there, according to the warrant.A CNN investigation in July found that detectives had linked Taylor's...
    As documented by WrestlingNews.co, WWE legend Marty Jannetty took to his Facebook this week and shared a picture of an email he received from Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. He then explained that he was there because he was assaulted by New York City police officers. According to the former WWE superstar — who was one-half of The Rockers tag team alongside Shawn Michaels in the 1980s and early ’90s — the officers took his phone. He then went on to explain what happened. “I was in front of JFK airport trying to go home..they jumped me from behind.. I locked one of them up (arms stiff waving at heaven) when you in NYC and get jumped from behind, you probably...
    LOUISVILLE – A lawyer for a grand juror involved in weighing charges in the case of Breonna Taylor, the Black woman killed in a police raid gone wrong, urged a judge to let the anonymous juror to speak out publicly, accusing Kentucky's attorney general of throwing the panel “under the bus" in his public comments. Kevin Glogower, the lawyer for the anonymous grand juror who sued to speak out publicly, told Jefferson County Circuit Judge Annie O'Connell on Thursday that the goal was not to publicize evidence that hasn't become public or “to be part of a global discussion in race relations." “It’s more about the discussions that were held directly with the prosecutors," Glogower said. “That is not...
    Piper Hudspeth Blackburn, ASSOCIATED PRESS LOUISVILLE, Ky (AP) — A lawyer for a grand juror involved in weighing charges in the case of Breonna Taylor, the Black woman killed in a police raid gone wrong, urged a judge to let the anonymous juror to speak out publicly, accusing Kentucky's attorney general of throwing the panel “under the bus" in his public comments. Kevin Glogower, the lawyer for the anonymous grand juror who sued to speak out publicly, told Jefferson County Circuit Judge Annie O'Connell on Thursday that the goal was not to publicize evidence that hasn't become public or “to be part of a global discussion in race relations." “It’s more about the discussions that were held directly with the...
    The Louisville Metro Police Department has released the findings from its internal investigation into the case of Breonna Taylor's death. The investigation, which was carried out by LMPD's Public Integrity Unit, has 4,470 pages of investigative reports, interviews, and evidence reports, as well as hundreds of photos, 251 videos, 148 of which are interviews, and 57 are from body cameras. Around 12:40 a.m. on March 13, Breonna Taylor was fatally shot by the Louisville Metro Police Department officers after they executed a "no-knock warrant," and forced entry into her apartment in Louisville, Kentucky. Officers said that they announced themselves as police before entering because they considered the operation to be low-risk. Taylor's boyfriend, Kenneth Walker said he did not...
    (CNN)An attorney representing an anonymous grand juror in the Breonna Taylor case argued in a Kentucky court Thursday that the juror specifically "wants to talk about their service on this grand jury" and is "not trying to be part of a global discussion in race relations."Attorney Kevin Glogower, who represents the juror, called on Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Annie O'Connell to release further grand jury material and the juror from secrecy. In response, attorney Victor Maddox argued on behalf of the Commonwealth of Kentucky that the secrecy surrounding grand juries is "fundamental" to the criminal justice system.The unusual legal debate -- grand juries are intended to be secret, with some exceptions -- could shed further light on a case...
    Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron filed a motion asking a judge to prevent anonymous grand jurors from speaking to the public about the Breonna Taylor case. Cameron, a Republican, said he was not trying to silence members of the grand jury from expressing their opinion about the decision not to indict two of the officers involved in the raid of Taylor's home, but he added that he does not believe a juror should be allowed to reveal information about the jury's proceedings. "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," Cameron said in...
    NEW bodycamera footage shows Breonna Taylor laying motionless in a hallway for several minutes before police checked for her pulse. Obtained by WDRB News, the footage was apart of the Louisville Metro Police Department's investigation into the death of Taylor. 4The footage shows Kenneth Walker walking with his behind his headCredit: Louisville Metro Police Department Taylor, 26, an EMT, was shot dead when officer executed a no-knock warrant at her apartment in March. The footage shows the intense and confusing aftermath of the shooting. Kenneth Walker, Taylor's boyfriend, is seen walking with his hands behind his head, following police instructions. Former LMPD Detective is seen and heard given instructions to Walker and tells him that he...
    Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron (R) has moved to stop an anonymous grand juror that was empaneled to hear the case of Breonna Taylor — the 26-year-old Black woman who was shot and killed in her home by Louisville police in March — from speaking publicly about the proceedings of the grand jury. Cameron filed the motion Wednesday, which asks the Jefferson County Circuit Court to dismiss the juror's request.  "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," Cameron said in a statement. "However, I have concerns with a grand juror seeking to make anonymous and unlimited disclosures...
    The Kentucky Attorney General on Wednesday filed a motion asking a local court to dismiss a request by an anonymous grand juror to speak publicly about the panel's deliberations in the Breonna Taylor case.  Daniel Cameron issued a statement expressing 'concerns with a grand juror seeking to make anonymous and unlimited disclosures about the grand jury proceedings' which he called secretive by firm legal precedent in order to protect the safety of all involved. He said it would 'set a dangerous legal precedent'.  Taylor, a 26-year-old Louisville emergency medical technician studying to become a nurse, was shot multiple times after being roused from sleep by police at her Louisville home in March this year.   Cameron said: 'As I've stated prior, I...
    Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron filed a motion on Wednesday asking the court to dismiss an anonymous grand juror's request to speak publicly about the grand jury proceedings in the Breonna Taylor case. The motion comes after the juror asked the court in a legal filing to grant them permission to publicly disclose some parts of the proceedings.  "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," Cameron said in a statement announcing the motion. "However, I have concerns with a grand juror seeking to make anonymous and unlimited disclosures about the grand jury proceedings."  "The...
    Thousands of newly released Louisville police files shed new light on the internal investigation conducted following the fatal police-involved shooting of Breonna Taylor and show contacts between the young woman and a man she dated previously who was suspected of drug dealing. The Louisville Metro Police Department on Wednesday released extensive testimony and other evidence, which includes conflicting information about when the contacts ended between Taylor and her ex-boyfriend, Jamarcus Glover. In a recorded jailhouse conversation on the day she died, Glover said he and Taylor had not “been around each other in over two months.” VideoSWAT TEAM TOLD INVESTIGATORS RAID ON BREONNA TAYLOR'S HOME WAS 'JUST AN EGREGIOUS ACT' “I ain’t got nothing going on with Bre no more,” he told a...
    Loading the player... In a new motion filed Wednesday, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron is asking a judge to allow him to keep secret the testimony and proceedings of the grand jury in the Breonna Taylor case. Cameron had until Wednesday to respond to the motion from a member of the grand jury for the transcripts to be released and for the unidentified juror to be able to speak to the public. Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron speaks at the Sept. 23rd press conference to announce a grand jury’s decision to indict one of three Louisville Metro Police Department officers involved in the March shooting death of Breonna Taylor. (Photo by Jon Cherry/Getty Images) The juror has requested a...
    PHOTOS from Breonna Taylor's boyfriend's phone — tagged "partners in crime" — show them holding the gun believed to have been fired at police. The images have emerged as part of a cache of documents related to an internal probe into the police shooting of the 26-year-old frontline medic, at her home in Louisville, Kentucky, on March 13. 8The gun used to shoot police during the raid can be seen in this imageCredit: LOUISVILLE METRO POLICE DEPARTMENT 8In one text message to Walker, Taylor sent an image of herself with the AR-15 pistolCredit: LOUISVILLE METRO POLICE DEPARTMENT The Louisville Metro Police Department has released 4,470 pages of documents contained in its internal probe after Taylor was shot dead.  They include...
    Vice President Mike Pence said during Wednesday's vice presidential debate that he has "trust" in "our justice system" in not charging any of the officers directly in the death of Breonna Taylor. The answer drew swift backlash on social media, including from rapper Megan Thee Stallion. "Well, our heart breaks for the loss of any innocent American life, and the family of Breonna Taylor has our sympathies," Pence said. "But I trust our justice system, a grand jury that refused the evidence."   Moderator Susan Page of USA Today posed the same question to both Senator Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence: In the case of Breonna Taylor, was justice done? Each candidate had two uninterrupted minutes to respond, and...
    Sen. Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence disagreed during Wednesday evening’s vice presidential debate over whether justice was served for Breonna Taylor in the Kentucky grand jury’s decision not to charge any officers directly for her death. “I’ve talked with Breonna’s mother, Tamika Palmer, and her family, and her family deserves justice. She was a beautiful young woman,” Harris said after being asked by the moderator. “Her life was taken unjustifiably and tragically and violently.” WATCH THE ENTIRE DEBATE She added that “Bad cops are bad for good cops. We need reform of our policing in America and our criminal justice system.” Pence responded that the “heart breaks for any loss of innocent American life and the family of Breonna...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A Chicago antiviolence march on Wednesday moved to center both the women organizing for police reform and racial justice, as well as women who themselves have become victims of police violence.The rally and march were organized by several Chicago faith-based organizations and their leaders, including First Ladies, Pastor Chris Harris of Bright Star Church and Father Michael Pfleger.The group planned to march from Roberts Temple Church at 40th and State two miles north to Cermak. There will be at least three stops along the way for the group to pray, including at Chicago Police Headquarters in Bronzeville.Organizers said women are the voice of the movement, leading the charge to honor the memory of Breonna Taylor through concrete...
    (CNN)Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron wants to keep grand jury proceedings and testimony secret in the Breonna Taylor case, according to a motion filed Wednesday.A judge had given Cameron until Wednesday to respond to a motion, filed last week by an anonymous grand juror on the Breonna Taylor case, that seeks the release of recordings, transcripts and reports of the grand jury relating to the case.The motion asked to "make a binding declaration" that the grand juror has the right to disclose information, particularly to avoid fears that Cameron would attempt to use the court's powers of contempt in case of a public disclosure.Cameron led the investigation and presented the case to the grand jury. Louisville Metro Police Departments investigative...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police files released Wednesday detail contacts between Breonna Taylor and a former boyfriend who was suspected of drug dealing but include him saying in a recorded jailhouse conversation on the day she was fatally shot by police that they had not “been around each other” in more than two months. The files contain conflicting information about when the contacts ended between Taylor and her ex-boyfriend, Jamarcus Glover. Other evidence suggests Taylor and Glover were together in the same vehicle a month before she was killed by police gunfire in her home on March 13. In the jailhouse conversation, Glover said he and Taylor had not “been around each other in over two months.” “I ain’t got...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville police released details Wednesday of its investigation into the shooting death of Breonna Taylor, a case that has sparked nationwide protests. Mayor Greg Fischer said it was important to release the investigative files as quickly as possible, after making “necessary redactions." Much of the information in the files was included in records from the grand jury proceedings released last week, he said. “I urge all to be sensitive that these files contain information and images that are traumatic and painful,” Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said in a release. The files include investigative letters, interview transcripts, officers’ body camera videos, audio and video files of interviews, crime scene unit reports and search warrants. Some items were...
    When Kentucky Rep. Attica Scott, the only Black woman in the state’s legislature, was arrested at a protest last month, she assumed she’d been booked on a curfew violation. She wasn’t. Instead, Scott and 17 other racial-justice protesters arrested alongside her were booked on a much more serious charge: rioting. The allegation was they had marched near—that is, proximal to—someone who vandalized a library. Even local prosecutors couldn’t stomach the case: On Tuesday, the county attorney who brought those charges announced he was dropping them, calling them too hard to prosecute. Now a fellow state lawmaker is taking aim at the murky riot law that led to the mass arrests in the first place, an effort to help stem the...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville police have released details of the investigation into the shooting death of Breonna Taylor. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    (CNN)The office of Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer on Wednesday released hundreds of pages from the Police Department's public integrity unit file on the investigation into the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor. CNN is reviewing the documents. The disclosure comes nearly a week after a state court judge ordered Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron to make public roughly 15 hours of audio from grand jury proceedings in the case. Second grand juror in Breonna Taylor case interested in speaking out, Louisville activist says"Following the decision of the Grand Jury announced by Attorney General Daniel Cameron, it was important to release the PIU files as quickly as possible to the public, after making necessary redactions," Fischer said in a statement. "Much...
    New body camera footage shows the chaos that unfolded on the night Breonna Taylor was killed by police — and how her boyfriend sobbed to officers that his girlfriend was dead. “There’s somebody in there dead?” fired Louisville Metro Police Department Detective Brett Hankison barked at Taylor’s boyfriend Kenneth Walker as he knelt before police outside of the EMT’s home, wailing, according to WDRB , which obtained the footage. “Yeah, my girlfriend,” Walker sobbed in response. “It was her house.” The footage shows the aftermath of Taylor’s killing in the early hours of March 13 and the moment Walker explained to police they’d shot his girlfriend as he demanded to know what he’d done. It’s part of the LMPD’s...
    Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron slammed rapper Megan Thee Stallion for labeling him a 'sell out negro' and said he is being 'attacked' over his handling of Breonna Taylor's killing 'because he is a black Republican'.   Taylor was shot dead on March 23 when her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, and the cops exchanged gunfire at her Louisville, Kentucky, home. The police officers were carrying out a no-knock warrant in the middle of the night in relation to a drug investigation into her previous boyfriend when Walker fired first. The cops returned fire and she was killed in the crossfire.  Cameron's office made the controversial decision not to charge any of the three officers involved in Taylor's March death with murder, saying...
    Newly released bodycam footage shows Breonna Taylor's boyfriend Kenneth Walker crying 'my girlfriend's dead!' and telling cops the pair were 'in bed and scared' and that she fired the gun moments after she was shot dead in a bungled raid in March.  The footage was released to various outlets including WDRB and VICE. It shows the moments after Taylor was killed in the crossfire while her boyfriend and Louisville cops exchanged fire on March 13.  The cops were performing a no-knock warrant raid on her home in connection with a drug probe into her ex-boyfriend at the time.  In the video, Walker is shown outside the apartment with his arms behind his head. The cops yell at him not to move and...
    New body camera footage shows the chaos that unfolded on the night Breonna Taylor was killed by police — and how her boyfriend sobbed to officers that his girlfriend was dead. “There’s somebody in there dead?” fired Louisville Metro Police Department Detective Brett Hankison barked at Taylor’s boyfriend Kenneth Walker as he knelt before police outside of the EMT’s home, wailing, according to WDRB, which obtained the footage. “Yeah, my girlfriend,” Walker sobbed in response. “It was her house.” The footage shows the aftermath of Taylor’s killing in the early hours of March 13 and the moment Walker explained to police they’d shot his girlfriend as he demanded to know what he’d done. It’s part of the LMPD’s investigation that...
    Loading the player... The felony rioting charges against Kentucky state Rep. Attica Scott and other protesters have been dropped as of Tuesday. Scott confirmed the news to CNN in a text message: “Felony charges have been dropped against all of us! Misdemeanor charges are still pending.” Demonstrators gather around Rep. Attica Scott and other members of the Black Women’s Collective during a march Saturday to the Breonna Taylor memorial at Jefferson Square Park in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Jon Cherry/Getty Images) Scott, her 19-year-old daughter, Ashanti, and 16 other demonstrators were arrested on Sept. 24. All were charged with felony rioting, unlawful assembly and failure to disperse. The latter two charges are both misdemeanors and are still pending. Scott...
    Members of the Louisville Metro Police Department's SWAT unit criticized the raid that ended with Breonna Taylor's death, with one member calling it an "egregious act," according to a report. The criticism about the March 13 raid on Taylor's apartment came during interviews conducted by the department's Profession Integrity Unit with Lt. Dale Massey and other SWAT members, the Louisville Journal-Courier reported. Officers were serving several warrants on multiple locations when Taylor's home was targeted. She was killed when Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and detectives Myles Cosgrove and Brett Hankison fired more than 30 rounds after her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, opened fire. Walker stated he thought someone was breaking into the residence. No officers were charged in Taylor's death. Hankinson was fired and faces three counts...
    Getty Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron & Rapper Megan Thee Stallion. Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has commented about Megan Thee Stallion‘s Saturday Night Live performance where she called him out regarding the handling of the Breonna Taylor case. During her performance, the “WAP” rapper played a clip from activist Tamika Mallory’s speech where she condemned Cameron for not charging anyone in Breonna Taylor’s death. “Daniel Cameron is no different than the sellout negroes that sold our people into slavery,” Mallory said on the clip Megan Thee Stallion played. Megan Thee Stallion then said: “We need to protect our Black women and love our Black women.” On Fox & Friends, Cameron shared his feelings about the performance: Let me just...
    (CNN)Green Bay Packers linebacker Za'Darius Smith showed his support for Breonna Taylor after a big play in Monday night's win over the Atlanta Falcons.Smith pulled down his undershirt to reveal the message "Rest in Heaven Brionna Taylor" after sacking Falcon's quarterback Matt Ryan in the final seconds of the first half.Thats how you end a half!@TheRealZSmith with the ????SACK????#ATLvsGB | #GoPackGo???? ESPN???? https://t.co/2UxGSiVlvn pic.twitter.com/hywRFdWpiD— Green Bay Packers (@packers) October 6, 2020 Taylor, 26, was shot inside her Louisville, Kentucky, apartment in March by three police officers executing a warrant. A grand jury decided not to charge the officers in her death, but former Detective Brett Hankison was indicted last month on three counts of wanton endangerment in the first degree...
    Kentucky’s attorney general — who was ripped by Megan Thee Stallion as a “sellout negro’’ over his handling of the Breonna Taylor case — called the rapper’s attack “disgusting’’ Tuesday. AG Daniel Cameron — who has taken intense heat for not trying to bring murder charges against the cops involved in the killing of the innocent EMT in Louisville in March — said Megan’s verbal assault on “Saturday Night Live’’ over the weekend was just another example of the bias he has withstood since college as a black Republican. “But the fact that someone would get on national television and make disparaging comments about me because I’m simply trying to do my job is disgusting,’’ Cameron told TV’s “Fox &...
    Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron on Tuesday defended his handling of the Breonna Taylor police shooting case after attorneys representing her family called on Democrat Gov. Andy Beshear to appoint a new special prosecutor to investigate her death.  "The tragedy, and I’ve said this from the beginning, was that Breonna Taylor was in that hallway next to Kenneth Walker when they returned fire and they hit her," Cameron told Fox News "Fox & Friends." "No one disputes that this is a tragedy, but sometimes our criminal law is inadequate to respond to a tragedy." Attorney Ben Crump, who has become nationally known for representing George Floyd and other police shooting victims, and other attorneys have written Beshear a letter, arguing Cameron...
    Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron criticized Ben Crump, an attorney who has been representing the families of individuals harmed in police shootings. During an interview on Tuesday, Cameron accused Crump of spinning false narratives about shootings to mislead the public about cases. He specifically condemned Crump's accusation that the attorney general's office misled the grand jury in its consideration of charges against the officers involved in Breonna Taylor's death. "This is the Ben Crump model. He goes into a city, creates a narrative, cherry-picks facts to establish, to prove that narrative, creates chaos in a community, misrepresents the facts, and then, he leaves with his money and then asks the community to pick up the pieces," Cameron told...
    A second grand juror in the Breonna Taylor case wants to go public about the secret proceedings that cleared cops of wrongdoing in the 26-year-old EMT’s death. The unidentified juror has sought legal advice on how to speak out amid claims that Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron mislead the public when he announced that the panel cleared three Louisville cops in Taylor’s March 13 police shooting death, CNN reported. The revelation comes just eight days after another member of the grand jury panel filed a court motion asking for permission to go public. The grand jury indicted one of the cops, Det. Brett Hankison, on charges he “wantonly” endangered neighbors by firing his gun and striking a nearby apartment —...
    (CNN)Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron dismissed calls for a special prosecutor to investigate Breonna Taylor's death and disparaged his critics in an interview with "Fox and Friends" on Tuesday morning.Much of his ire was directed at Ben Crump, the civil rights attorney who represents Taylor's family."This is the Ben Crump model," Cameron said on Fox."He goes into a city, creates a narrative, cherry picks facts to establish, to prove that narrative, creates chaos in a community, misrepresents the facts, and then he leaves with his money, and then asks the community to pick up the pieces," he said. "It is terribly offensive on his part to push such narratives, such falsehoods."Cameron, a Black Republican who spoke at the Republican National...
    Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron (R) on Tuesday criticized civil rights lawyer Ben Crump for citing allegations of bias as reasoning for a special prosecutor to reopen the case surrounding Breonna Taylor’s death, with Cameron saying it was “irresponsible” for Crump “to push such narratives, such falsehoods.”  Cameron’s response came after Crump, who is representing Taylor’s family, shared an open letter to Cameron claiming that the attorney general was “biased throughout the process and intentionally deprived justice for Breonna and her family.”  Last week, Cameron revealed that he did not present any murder charges to the grand jury that heard the case of Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman who was shot and killed during a police drug raid on her apartment. ...
    A man in Georgia was charged Saturday after allegedly tossing a smoke grenade at protesters blocking traffic before some in the crowd began attacking his car. Police said he then got out of his vehicle and pointed a gun at protesters before officers arrived at the scene. Fredrick James, 34, of Decatur, was charged with aggravated assault and reckless conduct. Savannah Police said about 30 to 40 protesters gathered in front of City Hall around 5:45 p.m. and laid down in the road, blocking the intersection and forcing some cars to drive around them. PORTLAND 'PROUD BOYS' MEMBER ARRESTED AFTER ALLEGEDLY POINTING GUN AT DEMONSTRATORS  Fredrick James (Chatham County Detention Center) That’s when James allegedly pulled up next to...
    Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron on Tuesday defended himself as a “Black Republican” committed to justice in Breonna Taylor’s case, saying he would not give in to “mob mentality” or the “intolerance” and “hypocrisy” shown by celebrities and the left. In an appearance on "Fox & Friends" Tuesday, Cameron responded to criticism during Saturday Night Live’s season premiere this weekend, specifically to a performance by Megan Thee Stallion. BREONNA TAYLOR GRAND JURY AUDIO RECORDINGS REVEAL CHAOTIC LAST MINUTES BEFORE HER DEATH  Megan Thee Stallion performs Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, on "Saturday Night Live." (Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images) In part, the 25-year-old rapper said: “We need to protect our Black women and love our Black...
    Green Bay Packers linebacker Za’Darius Smith paid tribute to Breonna Taylor on Monday night during his game against the Atlanta Falcons. After sacking Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan in the second half, Smith celebrated and pulled down his undershirt for the cameras and the bottom of the shirt read: “Rest in Heaven Breonna Taylor.” BROWNS' MYLES GARRETT EXPLAINS WHY BREONNA TAYLOR DECISION 'IS NOT RIGHT' Smith is potentially the first player to have Taylor’s name or any victims of police brutality or racial injustice on their shirts. Players have been allowed to wear decals on the back of their helmets of names or phrases promoting social justice this season. The NFL has also put “End Racism” and “It Takes All of...
    Packers linebacker Za’Darius Smith used his stage on “Monday Night Football” to deliver a message in honor of Breonna Taylor. Following a half-ending sack of Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, Smith pulled his undershirt out from his jersey to reveal a message: “Rest in Heaven Breonna Taylor.” MORE: Packers vs. Falcons live score, updates, highlights from NFL’s ‘Monday Night Football’ game Taylor, a Black emergency room technician, was shot and killed in her bed in March by Louisville police during a botched raid on her and boyfriend Kenneth Walker’s apartment. No homicide charges were charged against any of the three Louisville officers, though one was charged with wanton endangerment for blindly firing during the raid, with bullets entering an adjacent...
    Attorneys for Breonna Taylor’s family are calling for a new special prosecutor to reopen her case, and that Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron (R) recuse himself from the matter. The family made their demands in an open letter, shared Saturday on Twitter by family attorney Ben Crump, where they accused Cameron of failing to follow the proper procedures to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate whether charges should be brought against the three officers present at the shooting, and that he purposely kept the case in his office. “It is now clearer than ever that this was a case where you decided early on that your office would never actually prosecute against officers [Myles] Cosgrove, [Jonathan] Mattingly and anyone else responsible for the unlawful death...
    A police officer shot during riots in Louisville, Kentucky, was released from the hospital Sunday, the Associated Press reported. Louisville Metro Police Officer Robinson Desroches was shot in the abdomen September 23 during riots and protests following the grand jury decision to indict one of three officers in the Breonna Taylor case, according to the AP. Desroches was released from the hospital Sunday “and is currently recovering with family,” Louisville police spokeswoman Alicia Smiley told news outlets, the AP reported. (RELATED: Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron Announces Grand Jury Indictment Of One Of Three Officers In Breonna Taylor Shooting Case) LOUISVILLE, KY – SEPTEMBER 26: A demonstrator smashes a car window on September 26, 2020 in Louisville, Kentucky. Mayor Greg...
    Louisville Metro police officer Robinson Desroches is "recovering with family" after spending nearly two weeks in the hospital, according to Louisville police spokeswoman Alicia Smiley. Desroches was shot in the stomach while patrolling the Sept. 23 protests following the grand jury's decision to indict only one officer involved in the raid on Breonna Taylor's home but not on any homicide charges. Maj. Aubrey Gregory, the other Louisville officer injured during the shooting, was released from the hospital last week after receiving treatment for a gunshot wound to the hip. Gregory returned to work shortly after being released from the hospital. Larynzo Johnson, a 26-year-old Louisville man, was arrested and charged in connection to the shooting. Johnson is being held...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A police officer wounded during protests rekindled by a Kentucky grand jury’s decision to not charge officers in the death of Breonna Taylor has been released from the hospital. Louisville Metro Police Officer Robinson Desroches and another officer were shot on Sept. 23 during protests held after prosecutors announced a single officer had been indicted on charges of wanton endangerment for firing into a home next to Taylor’s, but not on charges involving the Black woman’s death. Desroches was shot in the abdomen and underwent surgery. He was released from the hospital Sunday "and is currently recovering with family,” Louisville police spokeswoman Alicia Smiley told news outlets. Another officer, Maj. Aubrey Gregory, was treated for a...
    Everything that could have gone wrong did go wrong the night Breonna Taylor, a Black medical worker, was shot to death during a Louisville police raid in her apartment, according to recently-released recordings of evidence presented to a grand jury in the case. The 15 hours of audiotape recordings, filed shortly before Friday's noon deadline, detailed the last chaotic minutes of Taylor's life. BREONNA TAYLOR GRAND JURY AUDIO: OFFICERS TESTIFIED THEY KNOCKED BEFORE ENTERING  The recordings show how Louisville Metro Police's botched drug raid on March 13 spun out of control when officers broke into Taylor's apartment and were met with a gunshot by Taylor's boyfriend, Kenneth Walker. The police returned fire, with one officer saying they feared they were about to be...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A police officer wounded during protests rekindled by a Kentucky grand jury’s decision to not charge officers in the death of Breonna Taylor has been released from the hospital. Louisville Metro Police Officer Robinson Desroches and another officer were shot on Sept. 23 during protests held after prosecutors announced a single officer had been indicted on charges of wanton endangerment for firing into a home next to Taylor’s, but not on charges involving the Black woman’s death. Desroches was shot in the abdomen and underwent surgery. He was released from the hospital Sunday “and is currently recovering with family,” Louisville police spokeswoman Alicia Smiley told news outlets. Another officer, Maj. Aubrey Gregory, was treated for...
    (CNN)A Louisville activist says he's been contacted by a second grand juror who asked for advice on how to speak out about deliberations in the Breonna Taylor case.Christopher 2X, head of Game Changers, a nonprofit that focuses on early education to help curb gun violence, told reporters Sunday that the second juror doesn't want to come forward yet. A door busted open. A chaotic scene. A life taken. What the Breonna Taylor grand jury audio reveals The juror wants to wait until after a hearing regarding the first grand juror who came forward, Christopher 2X said.The first grand juror, who has remained anonymous so far, filed a lawsuit seeking permission to speak freely about their experiences in the grand jury...
    Attorneys for Breonna Taylor’s family have asked Kentucky’s governor to appoint a new special prosecutor in the case – and blasted state Attorney General Daniel Cameron for “intentionally” not presenting homicide charges against the three cops involved in her shooting, according to a report. “Unfortunately, Cameron did not serve as an unbiased prosecutor in this case and intentionally did not present charges to the grand jury that would have pursued justice for Ms. Taylor,” reads the open letter addressed to Gov. Andy Beshear, ABC News reported. The request was made a day after the release of 15 hours of recordings of a grand jury hearing that resulted in the indictment of one of the officers involved in the botched drug...
    Attorneys for Breonna Taylor’s family have asked Kentucky’s governor to appoint a new special prosecutor in the case – and blasted state Attorney General Daniel Cameron for “intentionally” not presenting homicide charges against the three cops involved in her shooting, according to a report. “Unfortunately, Cameron did not serve as an unbiased prosecutor in this case and intentionally did not present charges to the grand jury that would have pursued justice for Ms. Taylor,” reads the open letter addressed to Gov. Andy Beshear, ABC News reported. The request was made a day after the release of 15 hours of recordings of a grand jury hearing that resulted in the indictment of one of the officers involved in the botched drug...
    (CNN)Today is World Teachers' Day. Teachers, there is not a "thank you" in the world that's big enough for what you do. And if you use 5 Things in your classrooms or your lesson planning, consider this a virtual high-five from the 5 Things team. You're all awesome. Here's what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.)1. President Trump President Trump is still at Walter Reed Medical Center after being diagnosed with Covid-19 and could be discharged as early as today. The weekend was a scramble for information about the President's health, one that was...
    (CNN)Musical guest Megan Thee Stallion used her "Saturday Night Live" performance to call out Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron for his decision in the Breonna Taylor case.During her performance of her hit "Savage," the rapper also used the stage to bring attention to Black men and women who she said needed love and protection.The rapper and her dancers stood in front of a backdrop that said "protect Black women."About halfway through her performance, the sounds of gunshots rang out and Megan Thee Stallion and her dancers paused as audio recording from Malcolm X's 1962 speech "Who Taught You to Hate Yourself?" played in the background."The most disrespected, unprotected, neglected person in America is the Black woman," clips from the recording...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City BY DANIEL TROTTA AND JONATHAN ALLEN Police serving a search warrant on Breonna Taylor’s home told investigators they banged on her door and announced themselves from 30 to 90 seconds before breaking in during a raid that ended with the officers fatally shooting her, audio recordings released on Friday show. The newly revealed details from the police officers contrast with earlier witness reports, and their account has been a point of contention in the case that has captured national attention and prompted street protests over racism and police use of force. Kentucky’s attorney general on Friday released audio recordings of the...
    The fired police officer charged over Breonna Taylor's death thought his colleagues were 'being executed' when he opened fire, grand jury recordings reveal.  An emotional former Detective Brett Hankison describes how he heard Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly was shot in the leg during the botched raid in Louisville, Kentucky. Speaking shortly after the shooting in March Hankison said: 'I didn't know if John was down and they couldn't get his body or if he was - but all I could hear was the firing. I saw the flashing.  'I thought they were just being executed because I knew they were helping John because John said 'I'm hit, I'm down' and the gunfire intensified.'  Hankison was the only officer indicted by the...