The two anonymous members of the grand jury in the Breonna Taylor case who spoke out this week about the deliberations had no agenda other than to pursue the truth, their lawyer told Yahoo News on Friday.
But their disclosures have spurred calls for a new prosecutor who, attorneys for Taylor’s family hope, will handle the case differently than Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, whose office took over the case from local prosecutors in May.
Taylor, 26, was killed during a botched raid on her Louisville apartment on March 13. Months later Cameron announced that none of the three officers who shot into her apartment would be charged directly with her death. One of the officers, former Detective Brett Hankison, was charged with wanton endangerment for firing into a nearby apartment.
After securing permission from a judge to speak publicly about the grand jury proceedings, an anonymous grand juror said Tuesday, in a statement released by their attorney, Kevin Glogower, that the panel was steered away from considering homicide charges and left in the dark about self-defense laws during deliberations. A second juror later backed that account, which contradicts how Cameron portrayed the indictment on Sept. 23.
“At this point, if Daniel Cameron wanted to actually see justice take place, he would voluntarily recuse himself from this case,” Lonita Baker, an attorney who represented Taylor’s family in a civil suit, told Yahoo News on Wednesday.