Daniel Cameron moves to keep Breonna Taylor grand juror quiet
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron filed a motion Wednesday asking to dismiss a grand juror’s request to speak publicly about the proceedings in the Breonna Taylor Case.
The motion comes after the juror files a motion to grant them permission to publicly disclose parts of the proceedings. Cameron said he filed the motion to protect the safety and anonymity of jurors.
“As I have said before, I have no concern that a grand juror will share their thoughts or opinions on me and my office’s involvement in the case concerning the death of Mrs Breonna Taylor”, Cameron said in a press release announcing the motion. “However, I am concerned about a grand juror seeking to make anonymous and unlimited disclosures about grand jury proceedings.”
“The grand jury process is secret for a reason, to protect the safety and anonymity of all grand jurors, witnesses and innocent people involved in the proceedings,” Cameron added. “Allowing this disclosure would irreversibly change the Kentucky legal system by making it difficult for prosecutors and the public to have confidence in the secrecy of the grand jury process in the future.”
Late last month, the juror accused Cameron in a legal case of “using the grand jurors as a shield to deflect responsibility for these decisions.”
The jurors’ brief asked the court to release a recording of the entire proceeding and allow jury members to comment on parts of the case. The juror admitted that they were legally prohibited from discussing what had been said during the recorded proceedings and asked if jurors could be given the opportunity to discuss “the details surrounding the actions outside of these recorded proceedings and of anything that did NOT happen in the grand jury proceedings ”.
According to the Daily To post, the juror said Cameron never gave them a chance to indict the other two cops involved in Taylor’s murder and that Cameron twisted the case. Hours after jurors dropped off, Cameron announced he would be releasing the tapes, which he did last Friday.
The tapes do not include the arraignment recommendations that were presented to the grand jury because they are not considered evidence, Cameron’s office said. CBS. Cameron added that his office was not recommending murder charges against the other two officers involved in Taylor’s death.