Two members of a grand jury convened after the police killing of Breonna Taylor have spoken on camera for the first time, calling the actions of the Louisville officers responsible for Taylor’s death “criminal.” The two jurors say Kentucky’s Republican Attorney General Daniel Cameron never gave them the option to consider murder or manslaughter charges against the Louisville police officers involved in Taylor’s killing. The pair had their identities concealed as they spoke with CBS’s Gayle King in an interview airing today.
Gayle King: “Can I ask you what you both think of the police behavior and actions that night?”
Juror 1: “Negligent.”
Gayle King: “Negligent?”
Juror 1: “They couldn’t even provide a risk assessment. And it sounded like they hadn’t done one. So their organization leading up to this was lacking. That’s what I mean by they were negligent in the operation.”
Gayle King: “Number two?”
Juror 2: “They were criminal. Leading up to this, in everything that they — the way they moved forward on it, including the warrant, was deception.”