Breonna Taylor’s Mother Asks For New Prosecutor, Grand Jury

0
16
Breonna Taylor

Breonna Taylor's mother has asked the Kentucky District Attorney's Advisory Board to appoint an independent attorney to take her daughter's case to a new grand jury.

Taylor wrote a letter to the council saying that Attorney General Daniel Cameron's handling of the case "undermines the trust and integrity of the entire process".

“At the very least, like all injured victims, my daughter deserves a knowledgeable and capable law enforcement team committed to properly investigating the case, evaluating the law from an impartial perspective, producing the evidence and enabling the grand jurors to perform the guaranteed functions they according to the law, ”Tamika Palmer wrote in her request for relief, according to CNN.

Cameron only accused one of three officers involved in the incident. Brett Hankison has been charged with three willful threats for shooting savagely into Taylor's neighbors' homes. Cameron later admitted he had no charges against the other two officers, Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and Det. Myles Cosgrove, who fired the fatal shot because Taylor's friend Kenneth Walker fired the first shot because he thought the police were it housebreaker.

Cameron said that in announcing the charges, the grand jury was "given all evidence, presented all information, and ultimately decided that Detective Hankison is the one to be charged."

However, two great jurors have since said that Cameron never brought them any other charges, including murder. Palmer wrote in her letter that her family would still be in the dark about what Cameron was doing if the grand jury members, who were "putting themselves and their freedom at risk", did not speak up.

"The attorney general's unwillingness and reluctance to pursue Breonna's case, despite large jurors confirming they have found a likely reason to charge officers with multiple offenses, questions whether we are faced with a 'stacked deck' when perpetrators Law enforcement members are, "Palmer wrote in her request.

The two jurors, who chose to remain anonymous, spoke to reporters Wednesday, saying prosecutors denied their questions and there was a "riot" when the jury realized that Louisville police officers would not be charged with Taylor's death . Both jurors added that they agree with Palmer's efforts to appoint a special prosecutor to look into the case.

In addition, CBS News reported Thursday that Mattingly had filed a lawsuit against Walker alleging that he had experienced "severe trauma, mental agony and emotional stress" as a result of Walker's actions.

"Walker's behavior when shooting Mattingly is outrageous, intolerable and violates all accepted standards of decency and morality," the lawsuit said, citing one of the legal standards for deliberate emotional distress.