Breonna Taylor grand juror suggests case was misrepresented to public

"My client wants to make sure the truth gets out,"
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CNN: "Glogower said Cameron's initial public statements had 'laid a lot of responsibility at the grand jurors' feet' but his most recent declarations 'attempted to walk that back."
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A grand juror in the Breonna Taylor case has suggested the Kentucky attorney general may have misrepresented to the public the case presented to the panel, a lawyer for the juror said Tuesday.

"My client wants to make sure the truth gets out," Kevin Glogower, the attorney for an anonymous grand juror, told reporters.

The grand juror has requested in court that any and all recordings, transcripts, and reports of the grand jury relating to the case be released to the public, a move a former Kentucky prosecutor called "totally surprising and tremendously uncommon."

Glogower said Tuesday his client's position is, "What was presented [to jurors] is not being publicly disclosed."

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron on Monday night said he only recommended charges of wanton endangerment to the grand jury, which did not charge any of the officers with killing Taylor.

Cameron, in a statement, said prosecutors presented all evidence, even though the facts showed use of force by two officers not charged was "justified" because they were fired upon.

"For that reason, the only charge recommended was wanton endangerment," Cameron said.

Ben Crump and two other attorneys representing the Taylor family said the grand juror's assertion supports their claim that Cameron "clearly failed to present a comprehensive case that supported justice for Breonna."

"We fully support the call to release the entire proceeding transcript as the only way to know what evidence was presented and how the grand jury instructions led to this outcome," the attorneys said in a statement Tuesday.

In addition to the release of recordings and transcripts, the juror, according to court documents obtained by CNN, also asked the court to "make a binding declaration" that the grand juror has the right to disclose information. It asked for details about the process and details of the proceedings, particularly, the motion stated, to avoid fears that Cameron would attempt to use the court's powers of contempt in the case of a public disclosure.

Glogower said Cameron's initial public statements had "laid a lot of responsibility at the grand jurors' feet" but his most recent declarations "attempted to walk that back." He said the juror contacted his office Friday afternoon and called his motion highly unusual in his 15 years of practice.

Glogower said Cameron's public statements leave unanswered questions about what evidence was presented to the grand jury and what charging recommendations were made.

Read rest of this story here: https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/29/us/breonna-taylor-grand-juror/index.html

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