KENTUCKY — Attorney General Daniel Cameron has until Wednesday to respond to the motion filed by an anonymous grand juror who wants to speak publicly about the Breonna Taylor case. Judge Annie O'Connell decided to not rule on the grand juror's motion until Cameron's office can respond.
What You Need To Know
- Judge gives AG Cameron until Wednesday to respond to anonymous grand juror
- Judge will not rule on grand juror's motion until he responds
- Grand juror wants the right to speak publicly about Breonna Taylor grand jury proceedings
Cameron released the following statement Monday:
"In a hearing today, we requested the opportunity to respond to the lawsuit and ensure that all of the relevant information is presented before the Judge rules. The request being made by the Grand Juror is unprecedented, and it is important that all of the legal issues in the case are fully considered. We understand there is considerable public interest in the case, and it will ultimately be up to the Judge to determine if Grand Jurors can share information from the proceedings. We remain confident in the case we presented to the Grand Jury."
Last Monday, an anonymous grand juror in the Breonna Taylor case filed a motion in Jefferson Circuit Court, requesting the release of the recordings and transcripts from the grand jury's proceedings and for the right to speak publicly about the grand jury proceedings. Cameron, in a matter unrelated to the grand juror's motion, released roughly 15 hours of grand jury recordings in compliance with a judge's order Friday.
When responding to the motion filed by the grand juror and the judge's order to release the recordings last week, Cameron said he has "no concerns with grand jurors sharing their thoughts on our presentation because we are confident in the case we presented."
A court hearing scheduled for Thursday to judge the merits of the motion.