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Breonna Taylor juror comes forward; AG's evidence, recommendation called into question

Posted at 2:40 PM, Sep 29, 2020

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) — A member of the grand jury panel in Jefferson County has hired an attorney, and today, the two made known their intentions to ask for complete transparency from the Office of the Attorney General.

"The concern is truth and transparency," said attorney Kevin Glogower.

Glogower was retained because his client believes there was a lack of both during the grand jury's proceedings against the Louisville Metro Police Department officers accused in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor.

It's Glogower's assertion, one he says was later confirmed in a press release from the attorney general's office, that Daniel Cameron's office only recommended wanton endangerment charges.

"The walking them through the six homicide charges, I don't know if that happened," Glogower said. "What I can tell you is with the release that was put out last night by the attorney general's office, they're now acknowledging that they recommended wanton endangerment charges towards (former) Detective Brett Hankinson."

The grand jury did return an indictment on three counts of wanton endangerment. Glogower explained that in a typical grand jury proceeding, the prosecution would present evidence and make an "off-the-record" recommendation about possible charges.

It's also claimed by Glogower through his client that there may have been a lack of evidence for the jury panel members to consider.

"There was a lot of evidence presented, but I don't know if it was the complete investigation," he said.

Glogower, who said his client will remain anonymous for now, believes that if any evidence was withheld, or not presented properly, it could lead to a massive breach of trust from the community.

"When you run for a position or are given a certain amount of authority, generally the public expects you to take a level of responsibility that's commensurate with that position," Glogower said. "I don't think that happened here."

Cameron’s office is expected to release grand jury tapes on Wednesday.