Breonna Taylor attorneys are seeking a new prosecutor after two anonymous grand jury members in the case spoke out earlier this week, revealing that the deliberations had no agenda other than to pursue the truth.
According to Yahoo News, the jurors’ revelations caused Taylor’s family attorneys to call for a new prosecutor and new hope that their case will be handled differently than it has been by Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron.
26-year-old Taylor was killed during a botched raid on her Louisville apartment on March 13. Months later, AG Cameron announced that none of the three officers who shot into her apartment would be charged directly with her death. In fact, only one of the officers, former Detective Brett Hankison, was charged at all. A charge of wanton endangerment for firing into a nearby apartment.
The two anonymous jurors case forward after securing permission to speak out about the grand jury proceeding. In a statement released by their attorney, Kevin Glogower, jurors explained that the panel was steered away from considering homicide charges and left in the dark about self-defense laws during deliberations.
A second juror later backed that account, which contradicts how Cameron (who fought harder to keep the proceedings confidential) portrayed the indictment on Sept. 23.
“At this point, if Daniel Cameron wanted to actually see justice take place, he would voluntarily recuse himself from this case,” Lonita Baker, an attorney who represented Taylor’s family in a civil suit, told Yahoo News on Wednesday.
The family’s legal team has hopes to “have an application filed for appointment of a new prosecutor within the next few days,” Baker’s co-counsel Sam Aguiar said Tuesday on Facebook.
An FBI investigation into the shooting is still ongoing.