A grand juror has filed a motion to release grand jury transcripts and recordings of relating to the Breonna Taylor investigation.
The unidentified grand juror filed a motion on Monday asking the judge to give up their confidential status so they could speak out. They blame Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron of using jurors as a shield.
The document states that Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has continued making statements that the grand jury alone decided who or what to charge in the investigation based solely on the evidence presented to them.
Cameron said he does not plan to release the investigative files because he said he does not want to defile ex-officer Brett Hankison’s trial.
According to the motion, the grand juror points out that Cameron was asked why a dozen witnesses said they did not hear the police knock or announce themselves, to which the juror said that Cameron relied “on one witness to the contrary.” That one witness has since recanted his statement.
“The citizens of this Commonwealth have demonstrated their lack of faith in the process and proceedings in this matter and the justice system itself. Using the grand jurors as a shield to deflect accountability and responsibility for these decisions only sows more seeds of doubt in the process while leaving a cold chill down the spines of future grand jurors.”
Read the full motion below: