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McGrath to AG Cameron: Release findings of Taylor investigation or turn case over to someone who will

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Posted at 1:00 PM, Aug 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-21 14:30:21-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Amy McGrath is calling on Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron to release the findings of the investigation into Breonna Taylor's death or hand the case over to an independent counsel who can ensure a fair and timely process.

Cameron announced on May 13 that he would conduct the investigation instead of giving it to a special outside counsel to handle, such as a local commonwealth or county attorney.

McGrath, the Kentucky Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, said Cameron has failed to show the public he has made the Taylor investigation a priority.

"This shouldn't be political, but Cameron is drawing out this process as faith in his ability to conduct a proper investigation continues to erode," McGrath said in a release issued Friday. "With more than 200 employees, including some of the top investigators in the state, why, after 100 days, don't we have a final report by the AG's office?”

Cameron has said he is awaiting information about the case from the FBI, which is conducting its own independent investigation.

McGrath accused Cameron of outsourcing the investigation to the federal government and using them to deflect from what she called a "lack of leadership," adding that the attorney general could call on the FBI to help expedite his own investigation process.

"Kentuckians deserve a truly independent investigation that they can trust, but (Cameron) has abdicated responsibility to Washington and is using that as an excuse to further delay a case that is so important to so many Kentuckians," said McGrath.

Attorney General Daniel Cameron responded to McGrath in a statement: