by Brandon Jarvis

Kentucky’s Attorney General Daniel Cameron has said he will release the recording of the grand jury hearing where his team presented evidence over a two-and-a-half-day period.

The audio is being released as a result of a grand juror filing a motion in the Jefferson Circuit Court to release the transcripts and recording.

Only one charge was announced last week against one of the three officers involved in the murder of Breonna Taylor.

Brett Hankison, who was a detective at the time of the shooting but has since lost his job was charged for shooting 10 rounds from outside of Taylor’s apartment. Some of those shots went into neighboring units, which led to Hankison being charged with wanton.

Two other officers, Myles Cosgrove and Jon Mattingly were cleared by the grand jury in their use of force, according to the grand jury.

“The Grand Jury is meant to be a secretive body. It’s apparent that the public interest in this case isn’t going to allow that to happen. As the special prosecutor, our team has an ethical obligation not to release the recording from the Grand Jury proceedings, and we stand by our belief that such a release could compromise the ongoing federal investigation and could have unintended consequences such as poisoning the jury pool. Despite these concerns, we will comply with the Judge’s order to release the recording on Wednesday. The release of the recording will also address the legal complaint filed by an anonymous grand juror.

“We have no concerns with grand jurors sharing their thoughts on our presentation because we are confident in the case we presented. Once the public listens to the recording, they will see that over the course of two-and-a-half days, our team presented a thorough and complete case to the Grand Jury. Our prosecutors presented all of the evidence, even though the evidence supported that Sergeant Mattingly and Detective Cosgrove were justified in their use of force after having been fired upon by Kenneth Walker. For that reason, the only charge recommended was wanton endangerment.”

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