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Kentucky Attorney General says he still hasn’t decided whether or not to charge the cops involved in Breonna Taylor’s killing

By Fabrice Pierre-Toussaint

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The Kentucky Attorney General has still not reached a decision on whether or not to charge the cops who shot Breonna Taylor and said on Thursday he would not crack under pressure like letters from Beyonce while trying to conduct his investigation. 

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Taylor, 26, was shot dead in March when three plain clothed officers performed a no-knock arrest warrant at her apartment in Louisville.

The officers said they were investigating drug offenses and that Taylor’s boyfriend opened fire on them when they entered.

Her family says neither she, a hardworking EMT nor her boyfriend used drugs and that he fired his gun because he thought the three plain clothes officers were intruders. 

The cops Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison and Myles Cosgrove have been fired yet. There are growing calls for them to be arrested and charged with murder.

On Thursday, AG Daniel Cameron said his office had still not yet decided on whether or not charges should be brought. 

‘Our office is undertaking a thorough and fair investigation. 

‘We are working around the clock to follow the law to the truth. everyone involved in this case deserves nothing less  

‘An investigation of this magnitude requires time and patience…however I can assure you, that at the end of our investigation, we will do what is right. We will find the truth,’ he said.

When asked about the letter that was addressed to him by Beyonce which demanded transparency in the case, he said it meant nothing more to him that it came from a celebrity than a member of the public, and that he is committed to justice, according to Daily Mail.

‘Whether it’s a celebrity or Kentuckian or any interested party. 

‘I take great care and concern in every letter we receive and completely understand the interest surrounding his case.

‘It doesn’t matter who sends me a piece of mail, it won’t have any bearing on the case. 

‘Our responsibility is to the facts and the law.’ he said.

Earlier this week, Louisville PD  released a blank incident report which said she had no injuries despite her having been shot eight times and found in a pool of blood, according to witnesses.  

Now, the family says the city is deliberately ignoring subpoenas for records relating to her death that were requested as part of a lawsuit filed by Breonna’s mother, Tamika Palmer, in April.

In a press release issued on Tuesday, Ben Crump who is also representing the family of Ahmaud Arbery, the unarmed 26-year-old shot dead by two white vigilantes in Georgia said the city is refusing to turn over subpoenaed records.  

Friday marked a deadline for the coroner’s office to hand over Breonna’s autopsy along with its communications with the government, and for the police to hand over personnel files and sign in and out sheets for the three cops involved. 

Mayor Greg Fischer was also due to hand over all communications he’d had in relation to her death, Crump said. 

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But none of the documents have been handed over and, Crump claims, Mayor Fischer directed the departments to only give them to the city’s lawyers and not Breonna’s family.

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