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Breonna Taylor Grand Jury Tapes Released as Second Juror Requests Permission to Speak About Case

HeadlineOct 05, 2020

Kentucky’s attorney general has released 15 hours of audiotapes from grand jury proceedings into the death of Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old African American Louisville resident who was shot to death last March inside her own home by officers executing a no-knock warrant. The tapes confirm that Republican Attorney General Daniel Cameron did not ask jurors to consider homicide charges for the white police officers who fired 32 bullets into Taylor’s apartment, striking Taylor six times.

Taylor’s boyfriend Kenneth Walker testified he rushed out of bed and grabbed his handgun on the night of the fatal raid, fearing a home invasion after he heard loud and repeated banging on Taylor’s front door.

Kenneth Walker: “I was scared to death. So, she says that there’s another knock at the door. She’s yelling at the top of her lungs, and I am, too, at this point, 'Who is it?' No answer, no response, no anything.”

Over the weekend, a second anonymous member of the grand jury asked a judge to allow them to speak publicly about the case. Later in the broadcast, we’ll go to Kentucky for the latest on the police killing of Breonna Taylor.

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