Breonna Taylor’s Family Sue Police Over Additional Body Camera Footage

by Yah Yah
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Lawyers for the family of Breonna Taylor are suing the Louisville Metro Police Department over bodycam’s worn by several officers involved in the raid, which resulted in Taylor’s killing.

According to attorney Sam Aguiar, he has not received the body camera information that he requested from the police, and he is now asking a judge to order the department to release it.

According to the lawsuit, they “recorded their law enforcement activities on their body cameras,” adding that Myles Cosgrove, Johnathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison and two other officers involved had body cameras assigned to them before the raid.

“Breonna’s family has a right to the records,” Aguiar told ABC News in a statement. “The public has a right to the records.”

“I’m just tired of the administration playing their games when it comes to open records,” Aguiar continued. “No mother who lost a child should have to be lied to and deceived in the manner that this administration has done. So we’re going to rely upon the Court system here to try and put these games to rest.”

Taylor was shot and killed by Louisville police officers last March during a botched raid on her apartment. Former Lousiville Officer Brett Hankison was indicted by a grand jury in September 2020, on three counts of wanton endangerment in the first degree in the shooting that killed Taylor. None of the officers involved in the fatal encounter were charged directly with her death, and Hankison was the only one to face any charges.

Following public backlash, an anonymous juror filed a motion requesting to speak publicly about the decision. Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron then admitted that he did not recommend that the jury indict any officers on homicide charges.

Hankison was released bond, which was set at just $15,000.

Justice for Breonna Taylor.

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