Kentucky Attorney General Faces Impeachment

Grand jurors say Daniel Cameron misled public about the Breonna Taylor case
By Luke Roney,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 23, 2021 12:40 PM CST
Petition Filed to Impeach Kentucky Attorney General
Daniel Cameron addresses the media following the return of a grand jury investigation into the death of Breonna Taylor.   (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron is facing an impeachment petition that claims he misled the public about the Breonna Taylor case, the Louisville Courier Journal reports. Among the citizens that signed the petition filed with the state House of Representatives on Friday were three members of the grand jury in the Taylor case, who claim that Cameron misrepresented their actions. “These are randomly selected citizens who were compelled to sit on a grand jury and were terribly misused by the most powerful law enforcement official in Kentucky,” their attorney, Kevin Glogower, said in a statement. Police shot Taylor to death in March as they forced their way into her apartment while serving a no-knock warrant. Grand jurors have said that the only charges presented to them were the wanton endangerment charges against an officer who shot into another apartment.

That officer, Brett Hankinson was charged. Many people were outraged that no homicide charges were filed in the case. Some jurors have claimed they were not given the opportunity to weigh homicide charges, CNN reports. That contradicts Cameron’s claim that, per the Journal, his office provided jurors with “all of the information,” including “every homicide offense.” The impeachment petition alleges that Cameron “lied to the grand jury by excluding information and charges available to them, then lied to the public about what he had told the grand jury." The petition also ties Cameron to the Jan. 6 riot in Washington DC because of his involvement in a Republican attorneys general group that financed robocalls encouraging people to protest at the Capitol. (Read more Breonna Taylor stories.)

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