Breonna Taylor's family 'bewildered' over cops not being charged with murder

Breonna Taylor’s family attorney said he is bewildered over the lack of charges for her killing and called for the Kentucky attorney general Daniel Cameron to release the transcripts over what was presented to the grand jury.

Benjamin Crump said in a press conference in Louisville today that Cameron was not clear with what was presented at a trial which found officers only indicted on a wanton endangerment charge, but not directly charged with Taylor’s death.

‘Did he present any evidence on Breonna Taylor’s behalf?’ Crump said. ‘We are standing here today, united in solidarity, demanding and declaring that he release the transcript of the grand jury proceeding.’

Taylor was killed after her boyfriend Kenneth Walker began firing at Hankison, Cosgrove and Mattingly as they executed a search on Taylor’s apartment.

It had previously been described as a ‘no-knock’ warrant, suggesting cops had entered without warning. But Attorney General Cameron said Wednesday that the officers had knocked and announced their presence before entering the apartment, and that this had been corroborated by a witness.

Louisville Police Department say they suspected him of being a drug dealer – an allegation Walker denies. Walker struck Mattingly in the leg, prompting Hankison and Cosgrove to fire bullets into the apartment, striking Taylor multiple times and killing her.

Fired Louisville Police Detective Brett Hankison will face three wanton endangerment charges over the March 13 shooting death of Miss Taylor at her home in Louisville, Kentucky.

No charges against his colleagues Myles Cosgrove – the cop who fired the fatal shot – and Jonathan Mattingly were filed, sparking fury among family members who accused all three of murder.

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