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'We shouldn't have to take his word for it': McGrath urges AG Cameron to release more information regarding Taylor case

Posted at 4:54 PM, Sep 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-24 17:23:21-04

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) — Amy McGrath urged Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron during a visit to Louisville Thursday to release the evidence and recommendations he chose to present to a grand jury in the Breonna Taylor investigation.

The Kentucky Democratic challenger for U.S. Senate said in a series of tweets that Taylor’s family and the rest of Kentucky deserve to know what happened the night Taylor was killed.

“It is clearer than ever that we need change in this country – and that we have very different systems of justice for different people,” McGrath said.

McGrath's statement echoed that of Gov. Andy Beshear, who also requested more details in the investigation be made available to the public.

Cameron announced Wednesday that one of the three officers under investigation in Taylor's death would be indicted for their involvement.

Brett Hankison, is being charged with three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, a Class D felony. The felony is punishable of one to five years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000 for each count.

The counts involve endangering Taylor's neighbors, not what happened at her home.

McGrath refused to comment on the grand jury’s findings while at a speaking event in Paducah shortly after Cameron's announcement.

She did however condemn the shooting of two police officers Wednesday night as protests broke out in Louisville in response to the results of the investigation.

McGrath released a statement prior to Cameron’s announcement Wednesday, stressing the need to address systemic racism while also remaining peaceful.

McGrath's "Equality for All" plan on how to address systemic racism in the U.S. can be viewed here.