LOUISVILLE, Ky. (FOX19) - National civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump, co-counsels Sam Aguiar and Lonita Baker, and the family of Breonna Taylor responded to the grand jury’s decision in her killing.
Crump said the family is outraged and confused by their decision.
Former LMPD Det. Brett Hankison was indicted on three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment in connection to the deadly raid on Taylor’s apartment.
One-hundred-ninety-four days after Taylor was killed, and 126 days after Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s office took over the case, a grand jury announced its findings Wednesday.
Crump is calling for Cameron to release the transcripts from the grand jury.
“Did he present any evidence on Breonna Taylor’s behalf,” he asked. “It shows a pattern of blatant disrespect of black people and especially black women in America who have been killed by police.”
Hankison was charged for shooting 10 rounds from outside Taylor’s apartment; some of those shots ended up in adjacent units, which was why he was indicted.
“I was reassured Wednesday of why I have no faith in the legal system. The police and law were not made to protect us black and brown women. I knew Daniel Cameron would never do his job. The system as a whole has failed Breonna,” her mother said in a statement.
Taylor, 26, was shot six times by LMPD narcotics officers serving a warrant, and left bleeding to death on the floor of her hallway just after midnight on March 13.