In October, Tamika Palmer requested a new prosecutor be assigned to the case of her daughter’s death by Louisville, Kentucky police. The application was denied Friday (December 4) by the Kentucky Prosecutor Advisory Council.
Palmer first filed the request after Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced that the officers involved in Breonna Taylor’s murder would not be charged, according to a report by The Washington Post.
The officers opened fire in Taylor’s apartment while executing a no-knock warrant killing her while she slept. Of the four officers involved in the shooting, only Brett Hankison was charged. He was charged with wanton endangerment because one of the bullets fired from his gun hit a neighboring unit.
In a virtual proceeding, over 200 members of the public joined Palmer and the council on a Zoom call. The council voted unanimously to deny Palmer’s request for a new prosecutor, stating it didn’t have authority to prevent Cameron from overseeing the case.
Their decision received immediate backlash from the community members on the call.
“You’re wrong, and you know it,” some said. “You have a legal obligation to pursue justice,” another community member stated.
According to a report, an attorney for Palmer is considering filing an ethics complaint against Cameron with the Kentucky Bar Association.
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