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Kentucky ministers disappointed in Breonna Taylor outcome, remain optimistic for future

Posted at 6:15 PM, Sep 23, 2020

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Leaders among the Kentucky Missionary Baptist Association gathered at a Lexington church to watch the announcement in the Breonna Taylor case Wednesday.

After Attorney Genera Daniel Cameron's press conference ended, LEX18'S Jacqueline Nie had a lengthy discussion with the church leaders.

They said they are disappointed in the outcome of the investigation, but they're encouraged for reform in the future.

"Give him credit, he did the best job he could, with the evidence that he had," minister Anthony Givens said. "However, I still think that there were a few things left unsaid."

The group says despite not agreeing with the charges, they are focused on the future, and helping the younger generation to educate themselves to make a youth movement.

"There is a group of young folk out there that we need to make sure that they understand you have the tools available to you to do the right thing to get justice," minister Amos Mason said.

"They encourage God's people to do what they do best. "Not pick up a weapon, pick up the word. Not standup and scream, but fall down and pray," Givens added.