Breonna Taylor Grand Jury Audio Released To Public
Written by B87FM on October 2, 2020
Roughly one week after Louisville, Kentucky, Police Officer, Brett Hankison was indicted by a grand jury on three felony counts of wanton endangerment for his function within the dying of Breonna Taylor, audio recordings from these grand jury periods have been made public.
A Jefferson Circuit Court docket Decide’s determination in favor of publication is an uncommon transfer for grand jury proceedings. Kentucky’s Republican/African-American Lawyer Basic, Daniel Cameron, has confronted scrutiny amongst Black Lives Matter advocates for his dealing with of the case.
Nonetheless, he addressed the ordered launch of the audio in a press release Friday, “I’m assured that after the general public listens to the recordings, they may see that our staff offered a radical case to the Jefferson County Grand Jury.”
Within the recordings, at the least two of the Louisville Officers who executed the no-knock search warrant on Taylor’s residence acknowledged that they each knocked and introduced themselves previous to getting into by way of power. Their statements contradict these of Taylor’s neighbors and her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, who was inside along with her throughout the raid.
A lot of the controversy round Taylor’s dying revolves round officers’ response to Walker reportedly firing a “warning shot” to scare off who he says he considered an intruder. Police declare Sergeant John Mattingly, an attendee of the raid, was shot within the leg, thus prompting officers to return hearth in opposition to Walker.
Further video footage of police exercise after the raid was just lately revealed by Vice and confirmed a tense interplay whereby an unidentified officer threatened to sic his canine on Walker for insufficiently cooperating along with his arrest after Taylor was repeatedly shot.