AG Daniel Cameron wants Breonna Taylor evidence to stay sealed
Personal information is already redacted, yet Daniel Cameron remains cautious
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.
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.
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.”
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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