AG Daniel Cameron wants Breonna Taylor evidence to stay sealed

Personal information is already redacted, yet Daniel Cameron remains cautious

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Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron and the lawyer representing the officer who was fired from the Louisville Metro Police Department for his involvement in the death of Breonna Taylor, do not want certain evidence to be released.

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron speaks during a press conference to announce a grand jury’s decision to indict one of three Louisville Metro Police Department officers involved in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor on September 23, 2020 in Frankfort, Kentucky. (Photo by Jon Cherry/Getty Images)

Cameron and Brett Hankison’s attorney, William Stewart Mathews, asked a judge to revoke a previous order to release information about the case to the public.

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Circuit Judge Ann Bailey Smith originally ordered the AG to release the information, ABC News reported.

Even though personal information is redacted, Cameron and Mathews are cautious saying that the evidence is too damning to be seen by the public. They cited safety concerns for those involved as people are already receiving death threats.

“The parties submit that filing discovery in the record would allow said materials, many of which may never be admitted as evidence in court, to be published by the media, and permanently taint potential jurors for trial of this matter,” the motion said, ABC News reported. “Redaction of personal identifiers does not remedy the problem.”

Read More: Officer Brett Hankison fired for misconduct during Breonna Taylor shooting

As theGrio previously reported, Hankison’s firing was a direct result of the actions he took on the night Taylor died. He violated rules and regulations about the use of deadly force by “blindly” shooting at her.

Taylor died on March 13 during a botched drug raid. Taylor, an EMT who worked at two local hospitals, was shot as police were serving a “no-knock warrant” as part of a narcotics investigation.

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