LOUISVILLE, Ky. — After an anonymous grand juror from the Breonna Taylor case filed a motion Monday for the release of the grand jury transcripts and recordings, their attorney, Kevin Glogower, spoke out. He said, during a press conference held at the Galt House, "the concern is truth and transparency."
What You Need To Know
- Attorney for anonymous grand juror Kevin Glogower speaks out
- Glogower says questions left unanswered by AG
- Says questions will remain unanswered until transcripts, recordings released and jurors are allowed to discuss what happened and what was presented
- Says demographic makeup of grand jury was not "atypical"
Glogower said questions were being left unanswered by Attorney General Daniel Cameron. When asked if there was a key piece of evidence kept from the grand jury that should have been included, he said, "These questions are not being answered right now. What we're getting from the attorney general's office, two-fold at this point, is that they presented everything. I would submit to you, based on their own statements, they didn't do that."
Until the public is allowed to hear the proceedings and the jurors are allowed to discuss freely what happened and what was presented, Glogower said, questions will remain unanswered.
The motion filed Monday says there is "compelling public interest for these proceedings to be released."
"There is a compelling public interest for these proceedings to be released of a magnitude the city and the Commonwealth have never seen before that could not be confined, weaving its way across the country," says the motion. "The citizens of this Commonwealth have demonstrated their lack of faith in the process and proceedings in this matter and the justice system itself. Using the grand jurors as a shield to deflect accountability and responsibility for these decisions only sows more seeds of doubt in the process while leaving a cold chill down the spines of future grand jurors."
During the press conference, Glogower said the motion is about "opening [the narrative] up to a more full truth for everybody to see."
While Glogower didn't disclose the demographic makeup of the grand jury, he said it wasn't "atypical."
"The whole point of getting all this out there is to see what the next steps are, the next questions, and those are the concerns that our client had too," he said. "If that involves how do we empanel grand juries, if it involves how do we seek and obtain and execute search warrants and things of that nature, these are the questionswe hope get answered."
Following a judge's order Monday, Cameron said he would comply and release the recordings from the grand jury by Wednesday at noon.