Breonna Taylor's mother sent a letter to the Kentucky Prosecutor Advisory Council asking for a new independent prosecutor to be assigned to her late daughter's case. In a press release from her legal team, Tamika Palmer wants a new prosecutor appointed "to present a full and unbiased case to a new grand jury."
Taylor was fatally shot multiple times while Louisville Metro police were executing a no-knock warrant at her residence in March. A grand jury decided that only Detective Brett Hankison would be charged with three counts of wanton endangerment. Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and Det. Myles Cosgrove were not charged, and none of them were officially charged in Taylor's death.
Come this week, two anonymous grand jurors have spoken out against the proceedings. In a CBS interview, they criticized how the LMPD's handling of the incident, even calling their actions “negligent” and “criminal.” They also claimed Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron and his office did not give them the option for homicide charges.
"When the jurors asked questions about additional charges, they were told there would be none because the 'prosecutors didn’t feel they could make them stick,' according to grand juror No. 1," Revolt reported.
"Information provided by the brave actions of grand jurors in the case presented by AG Daniel Cameron’s office have confirmed that the presentation was flawed and not in compliance with Kentucky law," Loita Baker said Wednesday (October 28), who is one of the family's attorneys.
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