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KY Attorney General asks public to be patient as Breonna Taylor’s death investigation continues

Kentucky Opioids
Posted at 4:19 PM, Jul 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-13 18:01:13-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Monday morning, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron provided new information on the investigation into Breonna Taylor's death.

The investigation into the 26-year-old EMT's death continues two months after Cameron’s office received the case. Cameron said he's confident he's received all the necessary information from the Louisville Metro Police Department. However, he did not have an update on when they expect to close the investigation.

"We continue to move as quickly as possible,” said Cameron. “Obviously, wanting a thorough and fair investigation. I won't have an update on the timeline [Monday,] but know that our team we have is strongly working on getting to a resolution of it."

Taylor was shot and killed by police officers conducting a no-knock search warrant at her home in March. The LMPD fired one of the officers involved, Brett Hankison, in June, saying he violated procedures by showing "extreme indifference to the value of human life."

However, protesters across the state have said it's not enough and have continuously called for the arrest of the officers involved in Taylor’s shooting. Cameron is asking the public to be patient.

"We recognize the interest of the public in getting to a conclusion of this, but we also have a responsibility to make sure we get this right,” he said.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has been asked to release all documents the city has relating to Taylor’s case, but has said he can't do so during an ongoing investigation.

"I think the mayor's assessment is correct,” said Cameron. “I think if you look at any investigation, in order not to compromise that investigation, it's better that information stay internal so that can be conducted in a fair and uncompromised manner."

The FBI is also conducting an independent investigation into Taylor’s death.