Louisville NAACP Calls For Kentucky Attorney General To Resign Over Breonna Taylor … – BET

By |2022-10-04T01:22:28-04:00October 4th, 2022|Breonna Taylor|

The Louisville NAACP on Friday (Sept. 30) called on Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron to resign over his steadfast defense of law enforcement in the fatal 2020 police shooting of Breonna Taylor, the Louisville Courier Journal reports.If he declines to step down, the civil rights organization will urge state legislators to impeach him. Under Cameron’s investigation, which the civil rights organization said favored the police, no one was charged with a crime. But a federal probe had a different result.“The recent federal indictments of four Louisville Metro Police officers involved in the Breonna Taylor killing has highlighted, demonstrated, and proven the insufficiency of the state investigation led by the Attorney General of the Commonwealth and an absence of an understanding of the Commonwealth’s criminal laws,” the NAACP stated.On March 13, 2020, LMPD officers forced themselves into Taylor's apartment during a botched raid, killing the 26-year-old African American woman who worked as an emergency room technician. Her death sparked outrage across the country.According to the civil rights group, Cameron sided with the police officers instead of impartially weighing the evidence. Speaking in August to a crowd at an annual political picnic in Western Kentucky, Cameron said he will “always have (law enforcement’s) back and we will always support the blue,” the Courier Journal reported.“I’m proud of the work I’ve done on behalf of every Kentuckian, and I am honored to serve the citizens of the Commonwealth as Kentucky’s 51st Attorney General, Cameron, a Black Republican running for governor in 2023, said in a statement, according to the newspaper.RELATED: DOJ Charges Louisville Police Officers Who Killed Breonna Taylor With Conspiracy, Making False Statements, And Unreasonable ForceRELATED: Kentucky AG Defends Breonna Taylor Probe After Feds Charge Cops Involved In Her DeathOn Aug. 4, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced that four current and former LMPD officers have been federally charged in Taylor's death. Weeks later, former police Detective Kelly Hannah Goodlett pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to violate Taylor’s civil rights by assisting to falsify an affidavit for the home search. In addition, Joshua Jaynes, another ex-detective, was fired after it was alleged he, along with Goodlett, lied on the search warrant used when police forced themselves into Taylor's apartment, shooting Taylor while she slept in bed.This isn’t the first attempt to remove Cameron from office. WDRB reported that three grand jurors in the state’s case filed a petition in January 2021 to impeach Cameron, accusing him of committing "misdemeanors in office" that include lying to them about the Taylor investigation.But according to the Courier Journal, the Kentucky General Assembly, which is currently heavily Republican, rarely impeaches constitutional officers.

NAACP Louisville calls for resignation of Kentucky AG Cameron over Breonna Taylor investigation

By |2022-09-30T22:25:06-04:00September 30th, 2022|Breonna Taylor|

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is calling for Daniel Cameron to resign as Kentucky's attorney general.The group said Cameron did not conduct a fair and impartial investigation into the death of Breonna Taylor, pointing to the recent federal indictment against four former Louisville Metro Police officers.Cameron's state investigation did not charge any officers for Taylor's death. The NAACP said Cameron did not do a good enough job, but calling for him to resign wasn't an easy decision."Although he is the first African American to be elected to a statewide office, that does not exclude him from the responsibility of the entire community," said Raoul Cunningham, Louisville NAACP president. In response to the organization's call for his resignation, Cameron said in a statement "I'm proud of the work I've done on behalf of every Kentuckian, and I am honored to serve the citizens of the commonwealth as Kentucky's 51st attorney general." Copyright 2022 WDRB Media. All Rights Reserved. 

Federal trial for ex-LMPD officers connected to Breonna Taylor raid pushed back – WKMS

By |2022-09-30T18:31:34-04:00September 30th, 2022|Breonna Taylor|

The trial date for two of the four former Louisville Metro Police officers facing federal charges for their roles in the deadly 2020 raid on Breonna Taylor’s home is up in the air. The United States Department of Justice indicted Joshua Jaynes and Kyle Meany in August for their roles in securing the search warrant for Taylor’s apartment. Their trial was initially set for next month. However, federal prosecutors have already filed hundreds of thousands of pages of documents and evidence — and there’s more to come. The defendants recently asked a judge to declare their case complex and give them more time to prepare. This week, U.S. District Court Judge Charles Simpson ruled to delay proceedings. While he didn’t set a new trial date, he instead called for a status hearing in February. “The United States has produced 350,000 pages of documents in discovery, along with audio and visual recordings. They represented to the court yesterday that they have another 350,000 to go, so, the judge remanded the trial date and gave us a return-to-court date, or status conference, in February,” said Thomas Clay, Jaynes’ attorney. Citing publicity and media attention, Jaynes and Meany also requested moving their trial outside of Louisville. But that discussion has been tabled until they return to court in the new year. Jaynes and Meany pleaded not guilty in federal court soon after they were indicted. Former detective Kelly Goodlett, who was also charged by the DOJ, pleaded guilty and said she conspired with Jaynes to falsify information in the search warrant application. Meany was their supervisor.

NAACP: Attorney General Daniel Cameron must resign or be impeached over Breonna Taylor case

By |2022-09-30T11:57:05-04:00September 30th, 2022|Breonna Taylor|

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron should resign immediately, the Louisville NAACP announced Friday, “for failing to conduct a fair and impartial investigation into the fatal police shooting of Breonna Taylor.”If the first-term Republican refuses to step down, the group said it will call on Kentucky’s Republican-heavy legislature to impeach him.“The recent federal indictments of four Louisville Metro Police officers involved in the Breonna Taylor killing has highlighted, demonstrated, and proven the insufficiency of the state investigation led by the Attorney General of the Commonwealth and an absence of an understanding of the Commonwealth’s criminal laws,” the NAACP said in a press release.More:Woman shouldn't face felony for $80 in shoplifting at Walmart, Kentucky Supreme Court saysCameron drew criticism for his handling of the Taylor case, in which he did not charge anyone for her death at the hands of Louisville police in March 2020. Four law enforcement officers were later federally indicted in August 2022 for charges tied to Taylor’s death and the investigation preceding it. In a resolution sent to Cameron and legislative leaders Thursday, the NAACP noted the AG is obligated to “enforce the laws equally and fairly.” Cameron, they continued, has said, “I don’t care what anybody says in the national media, when it comes to supporting and defending law enforcement, we are going to do that. We are going to back the blue.”More:Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron comes to Trump's defense in Mar-a-Lago caseIn separate comments in August just days after the federal indictments were announced, Cameron told the crowd at Fancy Farm, an annual political picnic in Western Kentucky, that he will “always have (law enforcement’s) back and we will always support the blue.”Cameron, a Republican, is running for governor in 2023. The NAACP wrote “the insufficiency of the investigation and the lack of understanding of Kentucky criminal statutes were the results of the current Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Kentucky in his own words ‘backing the blue,’ not justice.”Spokespeople for Cameron and the House and Senate Republicans did not immediately respond to a request for comment.The Kentucky General Assembly has the authority to impeach constitutional officers, including the attorney general, but impeachments are rare.More:Who is running to be Kentucky's next governor?This story will be updated.Reach Olivia Krauth at okrauth@courierjournal.com and on Twitter at @oliviakrauth. 

Federal trial for ex-LMPD officers connected to Breonna Taylor raid pushed back – WFPL

By |2022-09-30T02:26:22-04:00September 29th, 2022|Breonna Taylor|

The trial date for two of the four former Louisville Metro Police officers facing federal charges for their roles in the deadly 2020 raid on Breonna Taylor’s home is up in the air. The United States Department of Justice indicted Joshua Jaynes and Kyle Meany in August for their roles in securing the search warrant for Taylor’s apartment. Their trial was initially set for next month. However, federal prosecutors have already filed hundreds of thousands of pages of documents and evidence — and there’s more to come. The defendants recently asked a judge to declare their case complex and give them more time to prepare. This week, U.S. District Court Judge Charles Simpson ruled to delay proceedings. While he didn’t set a new trial date, he instead called for a status hearing in February. “The United States has produced 350,000 pages of documents in discovery, along with audio and visual recordings. They represented to the court yesterday that they have another 350,000 to go, so, the judge remanded the trial date and gave us a return-to-court date, or status conference, in February,” said Thomas Clay, Jaynes’ attorney. Citing publicity and media attention, Jaynes and Meany also requested moving their trial outside of Louisville. But that discussion has been tabled until they return to court in the new year. Jaynes and Meany pleaded not guilty in federal court soon after they were indicted. Former detective Kelly Goodlett, who was also charged by the DOJ, pleaded guilty and said she conspired with Jaynes to falsify information in the search warrant application. Meany was their supervisor.

Louisville activist expects 'sense of urgency' in Breonna Taylor case – WHAS11

By |2022-09-29T01:26:41-04:00September 28th, 2022|Breonna Taylor|

Joshua Jaynes' attorney Thomas Clay said it could be nearly a year or more before the case goes before a jury. LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The trial dates for two of the former Louisville Metro Police (LMPD) officers charged in connection with Breonna Taylor's death have been pushed back, officials said. Judge Charles Simpson said the original schedule to have fired Det. Joshua Jaynes and fired Sgt. Kyle Meany face a jury on Oct. 11 wasn't feasible. He made the move to give defense attorneys time to comb through more than 60,000 documents of evidence. The exact timetable is unclear, though Simpson said setting a trial date now would be "premature." Instead, he set a status update hearing for Feb. 21, 2023, to check on progress virtually. Jaynes' attorney Thomas Clay believes it could be nearly a year or longer before the former officers face a jury. In federal court Wednesday, defense attorneys said there are more than 300,000 pages of discovery to go through, and prosecutors said hundreds of thousands more could be coming. [embedded content] They discussed the discovery, saying it included dozens of audio and video recordings, and info from GPS trackers. "Judge Simpson declared the case to be complex, which we expected given the volume of discovery that's been produced by the United States," Clay said. "Given the fact that this case has been delayed so long, we'll have to wait and see what the sentiments are in this community once the trial date approaches." Clay mentioned he wants to move the trial out of Louisville because of the heavy publicity, but said that'll likely be a discussion with Simpson months down the line when they can make a motion for change of venue. Meanwhile, delays in the case aren't what activist Brian Spencer wanted to hear. He said he understands the process can take time but doesn't want anyone to drag their feet. "We want it to be right," Spencer said. "We're not expecting this to happen overnight, but we do expect them to act with a sense of urgency." LMPD fired Meany after the U.S. Department of Justice charged him with deprivation of rights and lying to FBI agents. Jaynes is also federally charged with depriving Taylor of her constitutional rights and with conspiracy for trying to cover up the false warrant affidavit used to raid Taylor's home. Clay says this also means former Det. Kelly Goodlett's sentencing likely will be moved back as well, considering experts expect her to be a key witness in her former colleagues' trials. The expectation is her plea agreement conditions are contingent upon her testimony. Make it easy to keep up-to-date with more stories like this. Download the WHAS11 News app now. For Apple or Android users. Have a news tip? Email assign@whas11.com, visit our Facebook page or Twitter feed.

Federal trial for LMPD officers charged in Breonna Taylor case delayed – WAVE 3

By |2022-09-29T01:26:41-04:00September 28th, 2022|Breonna Taylor|

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - A trial date for two officers charged federally in connection to the case of Breonna Taylor has been delayed.Joshua Jaynes and Kyle Meany, along with Brett Hankison and Kelly Hanna Goodlett, were charged in August for civil rights violations the night Breonna Taylor was killed in the midst of a raid at her home in March 2020.According to the FBI, Jaynes is accused of lying about verifying information on the warrant affidavit used to search Taylor’s home, while Meany is accused of approving an affidavit to get the search warrant even though he knew it was falsified. > >FULL COVERAGE: The Breonna Taylor CaseJaynes and Meany appeared in court on Wednesday for a pretrial conference, where a judge had postponed the trial to give both sides a chance to review evidence in the case.Thomas Clay, Jaynes’ attorney, is also seeking a change in venue for the trial.“There is very little middle ground on this, you are either on one end or the other,” Clay said. “And I think, given those circumstances, it’s justified before the case goes to trial for the court to make some kind of inquiry if we can get a fair or impartial jury in this community.”While the new trial date has not been set, it’s expected to be set at least a year from this October.Two weeks ago, former LMPD detective Brett Hankison’s federal trial was also delayed after originally being scheduled for this October.Copyright 2022 WAVE. All rights reserved.

Trials for 2 former LMPD officers charged in Breonna Taylor raid delayed until next year

By |2022-09-29T01:26:43-04:00September 28th, 2022|Breonna Taylor|

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – The October trial dates have been delayed until next year for two former Louisville Metro Police officers charged with federal crimes in connection with the fatal raid on Breonna Taylor’s home in 2020.U.S. Attorneys have already filed more than 300,000 pages of documents, dozens of video recordings and data from cell phones and GPS trackers in the cases against former detectives Joshua Jaynes and Kyle Meany.Because of the voluminous amount of evidence, both the prosecution and defense attorneys agreed to request the judge declare it a “complex case,” meaning it will require several months to prepare for trial.At one point during a hearing in U.S. District Court in Louisville on Wednesday, attorney Brian Butler, who is representing Meany, suggested rescheduling the trial date for April or May of next year.But a prosecutor told the judge and attorneys that “another significant batch” of evidence – perhaps larger than what has already been provided – would soon be turned over to defense attorneys.With that, U.S. District Court Judge Charles Simpson declined to set a new trial date, instead scheduling a status hearing for Feb. 21.While the defense attorneys have also talked about the possibility of moving the trial out of the area because of pre-trial publicity, both sides agreed it was premature to discuss right now.Jaynes and Meany will remain out on bond. Both have pleaded not guilty. In August, the U.S. Department of Justice charged four former Louisville police officers with federal crimes in connection with the March 13, 2020, raid of Taylor’s home.Jaynes, Meany and Brett Hankison face charges that include civil rights offenses, unlawful conspiracies, unconstitutional use of force and obstruction.Another former officer, Kelly Goodlett, has already pleaded guilty to conspiracy for knowingly including false information in the search warrant affidavit used to raid Taylor’s home and then conspiring with Janes to cover it up.Goodlett is expected to work with prosecutors and possibly testify against other officers. She will not be sentenced until the trials of the other three officers have concluded.Attorney Thomas Clay, who represents Jaynes, told reporters Wednesday that his client “has a lot to say” but would save it for the courtroom. He said Jaynes would not be considering any plea agreement. Clay also said that his examination and those of experts in the field have shown Jaynes “did a very thorough and professional job” in preparing the search warrants for the night of the Taylor raid.Butler declined to comment. Taylor was inside the apartment with her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, when police burst in early in the morning on March 13, 2020.Police were looking for money or drugs involving Jamarcus Glover, who was at the center of a narcotics probe by Louisville police. The warrant for Taylor's home was executed around the same time that police served other warrants on suspected drug houses in the city's west end — some 10 miles away.LMPD has claimed that while Jaynes obtained a "no-knock" warrant, police repeatedly knocked on Taylor's door and announced themselves before knocking it in.Walker has said he never heard police announce themselves and believed the couple was being robbed. He fired a shot, hitting former officer Jonathan Mattingly in the leg.Police responded with 32 shots, hitting Taylor six times. The 26-year-old died at the scene.No drugs were found in her home.Jaynes and Meany "drafted and approved what they knew was a false affidavit to support a search warrant for Ms. Taylor's home," Assistant U.S. Attorney General Kristen Clarke has said. "That false affidavit set in motion events that led to Ms. Taylor's death when other LMPD officers executed that warrant."Hankison was indicted on two charges of deprivation of rights for firing into a bedroom window in Taylor's apartment that was covered with blinds and a blackout curtain after "there was no longer a lawful objective justifying the use of deadly force," according to the indictment.He also faces charges for shooting through a wall of Taylor's apartment and into a neighboring unit, endangering three people, including a then-3-year-old boy.His trial is scheduled for August 2023.Jaynes asked a judge to approve a search warrant for Taylor's home a day before the early-morning raid. He claimed in an affidavit presented to Jefferson Circuit Judge Mary Shaw that a postal inspector verified that drug suspect Jamarcus Glover, who had dated Taylor, was using Taylor's home to receive parcels.The information was false.Tony Gooden, a U.S. postal inspector in Louisville, told WDRB News in May 2020 that Louisville police didn't confer with his office. He said a different law enforcement agency asked his office in January 2020 to investigate whether any potentially suspicious mail was going to the unit. The local office concluded that there wasn't."There's no packages of interest going there," Gooden said.Copyright 2022 WDRB Media. All Rights Reserved.

Trials for 2 ex-LMPD officers charged in Breonna Taylor raid delayed to next year – WLKY

By |2022-09-29T01:26:44-04:00September 28th, 2022|Breonna Taylor|

R.P. FUNDS REMAIN. THE TRIAL IS DELAYED FOR TWO FORMER LAPD OFFICERS CHARGED IN CONNECTION TO THE DEATH OF BREONNA TAYLOR. JOSHUA JAYNES AND KYLE MEANEY APPEARED IN FEDERAL COURT TODAY. THEY’RE ONE OF FOUR FORMER OFFICERS FACING CIVIL RIGHTS AND OBSTRUCTION VIOLATIONS. PROSECUTORS SAY THE PAIR USED FALSE INFORMATION TO GET A SEARCH WARRANT FOR TAYLOR’S APARTMENT IN MARCH OF 2020. SHE WAS SHOT AND KILLED BY OFFICERS DURING THAT RAID. JAMES AND MEANS TRIAL SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER. BUT IN COURT, FEDERAL PROSECUTORS AND THE DEFENSE ATTORNEYS SUGGESTED DELAYING IT TO REVIEW THE VOLUME OF EVIDENCE. IT LOOKS LIKE IT’S GOING TO BE AT LEAST A YEAR BECAUSE I THINK THE TRIAL IS SET IN AUGUST OF NEXT YEAR. AND THE INDICATION WE GOT TODAY WAS THE GOVERNMENT DOESN’T WANT TO PROCEED ON THIS TRIAL UNTIL AFTER THE HANKINSON TRIAL HAS CONCLUDED. A JUDGE DECLINED TO SET A NEW TRIAL DATE TODAY, BUT SCHEDULED ANOTHER STAT

Former Detective Who Fatally Shot Breonna Taylor Sues to Get His Job Back

By |2022-09-27T16:33:35-04:00September 26th, 2022|Breonna Taylor, Election 2020|

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