Lawyer for grand juror in Breonna Taylor case blasts Kentucky AG's 'misleading' statements, says his client should be allowed to speak

An attorney for the anonymous grand juror in the Breonna Taylor case says his client should not be silenced, especially now, at the request of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron.
Attorney Kevin Glogower filed new court filings on Sunday, arguing that it was too late to exclude his client from speaking as Cameron had already allowed 15 hours of grand jury recordings to be released and set out his description of the proceedings in press interviews.
"The anonymous Grand Juror # 1 contends that the attorney general cannot choose to part with the information disclosure rules and then use his position to prevent others from responding to his misleading remarks" said Glogower on his file obtained from the Daily News.
The attorney scoffed at Cameron's court records Wednesday that "centuries of history, practice and custom" were supposed to keep the grand jury's trial secret.
“Perhaps the Commonwealth is losing the fact that other practices, customs and traditions have been abolished or fundamentally changed over the centuries. During this period, slavery was abolished, women were given the right to vote, and same-sex marriage was legally recognized, to name a few, ”wrote Glogower.
The attorney further criticized Cameron for appearing on the Larry Glover radio show in Lexington, and said his team had "given the justification" that major jurors put the charges against Louisville Metro Police Sgt. Jon Mattingly and Detective Myles Cosgrove at wanton risk related to Taylor's death.
Taylor, 26, was shot dead in her Louisville apartment when Mattingly and Cosgrove broke their door shortly after midnight on March 13 while serving a warrant for a drug investigation involving their ex-boyfriend.
Taylor's new boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, was with her at the time and fired a single warning shot. He says the couple did not announce the police and believed they were victims of a home invasion.
Mattingly was reportedly hit by the bullet in his leg and fired his own gun six times. Cosgrove shot 16 times, Cameron said. Taylor, a black ambulance with no criminal record, was hit six times and died on the scene.
A third LMPD officer, Brett Hankison, is the only officer charged by the grand jury. He was charged with three willful endangering of the bullets he fired into the home of a neighboring white family.
Glogower wrote in his Sunday file that the words “justification” and “justified” were used only a few times in the 15 hours of the recorded grand jury proceedings, only in relation to the battering ram used to break through Taylor's door and in discussion about Cosgrove's training.
The attorney also accused Cameron of repeatedly claiming to the media that the grand jury would have an opportunity to "steer the conversation in a different direction" if they chose to do so during the presentation.
"The grand jury inquired about additional footage from body cameras only to learn they did not have enough time to view them," he wrote.
Glogower said other questions about the sketches and the warrant had not been adequately answered, and he denied allegations that great jurors "have the knowledge base to bring charges on charges other than those specifically made by prosecutors".
Walker was arrested on the night of Taylor's death, but later released.
His attorneys, as well as Hankison attorneys, are assisting the release of the full grand jury minutes and evidence related to the case.
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