A Kentucky attorney was granted until noon Friday to release the secret grand jury proceedings in the Briona Taylor case, after the official requested a delay on Wednesday while the audio recordings were to be released to the public.
The Office of the Attorney General, Daniel Cameron, filed a request Wednesday morning requesting a one-week delay to enable the names and personal information to be revised.
A Louisville court was expected to release the audio recordings at noon Wednesday But after the request, Judge Cameron gave Cameron another two days.
The public prosecutor’s file stated that the delay was necessary “in order to protect the witnesses, especially the private citizens mentioned in the recordings”.
Cameron admitted this week that his recommendation to the grand jury was that only one of the officers involved be charged, and only to endanger Taylor’s neighbors.
It has not recommended that anyone be directly charged in the death of Taylor, a 26-year-old black emergency doctor who died in a barrage of police bullets fired by three white officers during a botched raid on her apartment in March, sparking nationwide protests against police brutality and racism Constructivism in America.
The grand jury that sat over the case came to a similar conclusion, leading to charges of endangering only one officer for violently shooting from outside Taylor’s apartment, resulting in bullets entering the neighbors’ homes.
Cameron, a Republican protected by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and the state’s first African-American attorney general, has come under fire since the grand jury indictment was announced for not seeking to bring charges against the officers for the murder of Taylor.
Protesters have taken to the streets in Louisville and across the country to demand more accountability in the case, as frustration spilled over months of waiting for Cameron’s announcement. Activists and the Taylor family have demanded the release of the grand jury file.
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