Following the announcement on Sept. 23 that no costs could be pursued towards the Louisville Metro Police officers concerned within the killing of Taylor, Cameron claimed that the grand jurors within the case agreed the officers’ actions had been justified, needing no costs. “We presented all of the information and they ultimately made a determination about whether to charge. In this instance, they decided to indict Detective Hankinson,” Cameron mentioned.
He added that each one the data and details associated to the March 13 case had been supplied to the jury. “The grand jury had every piece of detail needed to make their assessment and their judgments. And ultimately their conclusion was that the decision needed to be made to indict. Mr. Hankinson.”
While Cameron’s presser was crammed with lies, the largest ones he advised had been that the “jury agreed that Mattingly and Cosgrove were justified” and that “all the evidence was given to the grand jury and they made the decision that wanton endangerment was the charge to file, or to indict against Mr. Hankinson.”
However, the primary nameless juror who spoke out disagreed and mentioned that “questions were asked about additional charges and the grand jury was told there would be none because the prosecutors didn’t feel they could make them stick.” The juror’s quest to “get the truth out” resulted in Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Annie O’Connell ruling that each one information of the trial be launched to ensure that jury panelists to talk publicly for themselves in regards to the case.
“The grand jury didn’t have murder offenses defined to them,” Grand Juror #1’s assertion learn Tuesday. “The grand jury by no means heard about these legal guidelines. Self-defense or justification was by no means defined both.”
Both jurors’ statements observe a number of incidents during which Cameron alleged that when the jurors had been introduced with all the data out there, they selected to not pursue costs. He refused to acknowledge any involvement his workplace had within the jurors’ choice and took to blaming the jurors for the state’s lack of ability to cost the officers who murdered Taylor.
“This is about what the grand jury decided. One of the misconceptions out there is that the Attorney General’s office was in the business of making charges, and that’s just simply not the case under Kentucky law. Our role is to present the information to the grand jury. We dispense with that responsibility. We did it after a protracted investigation that uncovered all of the facts. That was our role. That was our responsibility. And we presented everything to the grand jury for them to ultimately make a judgment about what to do next. And in this case, in this incident, they decided to indict Detective Hankinson.”
While presently it’s unclear whether or not different jurors will communicate out or extra data might be shared, Cameron’s lies have been revealed. Since the start, Cameron has disagreed with the discharge of any information associated to the case, arguing that it was pointless as he did his job beneath Kentucky regulation. On Thursday he issued one other statement in response to the decide’s choice to permit jurors to talk, stating that he’s “effective with the juror talking and making their place identified. But on the finish of the day, we had a duty to do the job of on the lookout for the details, and making use of that to the regulation.”