2020-10-05 15:07:52

Black Women’s Lives Matter”: Breonna Taylor’s Family Demands a Special Prosecutor to Reopen Case

Breonna Taylor’s family is calling on Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear to appoint a new special prosecutor to reopen the case after they say newly released grand jury tapes confirm the state Attorney General Daniel Cameron “did not serve as an unbiased prosecutor in this case and intentionally did not present charges to the grand jury that would have pursued justice for Ms. Taylor.” Cameron complied with a judicial order to release 15 hours of audiotapes just before the judge’s noon deadline on Friday.

“The recordings that were released were just as we assumed they were, that nobody was presenting evidence on behalf of Breonna Taylor,” says Ben Crump, a civil rights attorney representing Taylor’s family.

Democracy Now! also speak with Democratic Kentucky Representative Attica Scott, who was arrested last month during a protest in Louisville calling for justice in the case and faces charges of first-degree rioting, failure to disperse and unlawful assembly, even as police officers were directly charged in Taylor’s killing.

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