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LMPD's investigative file on Breonna Taylor case to be released

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Posted at 1:42 PM, Sep 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-29 13:58:30-04

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) — The public is going to learn a lot more facts in the Breonna Taylor case.

WAVE 3 News has learned Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer plans on releasing the Louisville Metro Police Department's internal investigative file related to her death.

A spokeswoman for the mayor said they cannot confirm when the file will be released.

The investigative file was put together by the department's Public Integrity Unit, which investigates officer-involved shootings.

The file, which is hundreds of pages long, includes statements from officers and witnesses, body-camera videos, and other information related to the investigation.

The file was provided to Attorney General Daniel Cameron's investigative team for review, as they said they were also conducting their own independent investigation.

The FBI's investigation into the case is still ongoing. Sources have told WAVE 3 News the FBI has asked Fischer not to release the file to avoid it impacting their case. The FBI declined to confirm that information.

The news of a potential release comes as Cameron is expected to release the recordings of the grand jury proceedings Wednesday.

Monday, an attorney asked a judge to allow his client, who was one of the grand jurors, to talk about the proceedings and who was responsible for making the call not to indict LMPD officers Jon Mattingly and Myles Cosgrove.