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Grand jurors in the Breonna Taylor case have filed a petition with the state House of Representatives calling for the impeachment of Attorney General Daniel Cameron.
The petition alleges Cameron breached the public trust and that he neglected to comply with his duties by misrepresenting the findings of the grand jury in the Taylor case.
“The Grand Jurors did not choose this battle,” stated Kevin Glogower, the attorney for the three grand jurors per the Courier-Journal. “This battle chose them. These are randomly selected citizens who were compelled to sit on a grand jury and were terribly misused by the most powerful law enforcement official in Kentucky. It is truly a testament to the Kentucky Constitution that they are able to be here today and to expose injustice and demand public accountability.”
The petition also accuses Cameron of improperly used public funds by joining a lawsuit against Pennsylvania’s 2020 election results. And that Cameron supported unlawful actions as a member of the National Association of Attorneys General’s executive committee, helping to fund robocalls telling people to participate in the Capitol Hill attack on Jan. 6.
Attorneys for the Taylor family praised the grand jurors via a statement from attorney Ben Crump and his co-counsels:
“The move to petition the impeachment of Attorney General Daniel Cameron is an extremely courageous and admirable action taken by these grand jurors in the Breonna Taylor case. They should be applauded for taking a valiant stand for justice and transparency within our institutions, along with reclaiming their voices that AG Cameron attempted to stifle during the grand jury proceedings,” the statement reads.
“AG Cameron placed an impossible burden on these citizens when he skewed the circumstances of Bre’s death and failed to present the possibility of homicide charges. Citizens being able to fully trust those holding public office has never been more important and we hope at the very least, this sends the message that no one has the right to take the law into their own hands and manipulate our processes for their own devious purposes.
“We encourage the House committee to seriously review this petition and hold AG Cameron accountable for his role in misleading the public and the grand jurors, and denying justice for Breonna Taylor and her family.”