On Friday (January 22), three grand jurors in the Breonna Taylor murder investigation filed an impeachment petition against Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron.
The jurors say Cameron mishandled the case of the 26-year-old’s murder by Louisville police officers in a botched raid.
According to a report by the Louisville Courier Journal, the petition was filed in the state House of Representatives and argued that Cameron misrepresented key findings from the grand jury, while also violating the public’s trust.
Local public radio station WFPL said the petition states, “Attorney General Cameron deceived the American people and the citizens of this Commonwealth with regard to his office’s handling and involvement in the Breonna Taylor investigation and the resulting legal actions.”
An attorney representing the jurors released a statement anonymously said the jurors’ actions were “a testament to the Kentucky Constitution that they are able to be here today and to expose injustice and demand public accountability.”
Attorney Kevin Glogower added, “The Grand Jurors did not choose this battle. This battle chose them. These are randomly selected citizens who were compelled to sit on a grand jury and were terribly misused by the most powerful law enforcement official in Kentucky,” per The Hill.
The jurors’ petition also accuses Cameron of misusing public monies when he joined a lawsuit against Pennsylvania's election results in November.
It also reportedly claims Cameron acted in an unlawful manner as an executive committee member on the National Association of Attorneys General, which helped finance robocalls encouraging people to join in the January 6 pro-Donald Trump rally on the Capitol.
Since the grand jury ruling was announced last fall, multiple jurors have come out saying that Cameron misrepresented their findings.
Attorney Ben Crump, who is representing Breonna’s family, said the jurors’ petition “is an extremely courageous and admirable action.”
“They should be applauded for taking a valiant stand for justice and transparency within our institutions, along with reclaiming their voices that AG Cameron attempted to stifle during the grand jury proceedings,” Crump said to The Hill.
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