Judge rules Louisville police do not have to release investigative file into the fatal police shooting of Breonna Taylor

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Judge rules Louisville police do not have to release investigative file into the fatal police shooting of Breonna Taylor
Judge rules Louisville police do not have to release investigative file into the fatal police shooting of Breonna Taylor

Monday: A Louisville judge has ruled in favor of not releasing the investigative files of a fatal police shooting of Breonna Taylor (emergency room technician and allegedly an accomplice of a drug dealer), as it would do more harm to the integrity of the case, which is still underway trials.

Judge Barry Willet (Jefferson Circuit) has further stated that the report should not be released by Metro Police Department, as Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron is still hesitant to announce whether he will prosecute the officers related to this tragic event of shooting Breonna Taylor fatally in her apartment on March 13, 2020.

Jefferson Circuit Judge Barry Willet also said that under Kentucky law, the file is “exempt from disclosure”

Judge Barry Willet has written in his decision that the premature release of these investigative files will likely harm the case, given the unique amount of public attention, concern, and criticism which is stemming from Ms. Breonna Taylor’s uneventful death.

Besides all this, LMPD has also confirmed on Monday that the 6 officers are under investigation by the department’s professional standards units for identifying closely their roles in the shooting. As per the department’s spokesperson, the 6 officer unit which probed the incident is being checked for any breakage of departmental policies.

As confirmed by them 5 out of 6 officers were at Ms. Breonna Taylor’s home at the night the search warrant was initiated.

Judge rules Louisville police do not have to release investigative file into the fatal police shooting of Breonna Taylor
Judge rules Louisville police do not have to release investigative file into the fatal police shooting of Breonna Taylor

The people empathizing with the incident and the family of the suffer is steaming up with all these delays but the department has clearly stated: “until further notice” for the announcements by the state Attorney General Cameron about whether he will charge these officers under investigation or not.

For further information on the case or news like this, stay tuned with us and stay safe.

 

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