The good news is the Breonna Taylor murder case is finally going before a grand jury. The bad news is, KY GOP Attorney General Daniel Cameron is running this show, and there's every reason to believe he's going to purposely sandbag the case.
A decision on possible charges in the Breonna Taylor case is expected soon, WAVE 3 News Troubleshooters have learned.
Multiple sources confirmed the case will be presented to a grand jury at an undisclosed location.
Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s office has been investigating the shooting death of Taylor, who was killed when LMPD narcotics officers served a warrant at her Louisville home in March.
The presentation was expected to take at least two days. The grand jury will then have time to deliberate whether any of the officers involved should face criminal charges.
Former Commonwealth’s Assistant Attorney Brian Butler said he would expect the Taylor presentation to take longer than a regular case.
“Historically in Jefferson County those cases have been presented in detail to grand juries,” said Butler, who is not involved in the case. “The grand jury can ask questions, the grand jury can interview witnesses themselves, they can ask to see additional evidence if they want to.”
Butler said grand jury members are selected randomly, and a judge usually asks questions to see if there’s any reason why they shouldn’t serve.
“In officer-involved shootings, it’s not uncommon at all to have multiple people testify,” he said.
Again, the bad news is Cameron himself. He has every reason to make this case vanish right now, and "The grand jury did not find enough evidence to go to trial" is his ticket to Trump's side in a second term, God forbid.
President Donald Trump has announced 20 people he'd consider to be on the U.S Supreme Court if he has to fill another vacancy, and among them is first-term Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron.
Cameron is 34 years old and the first Black person to independently hold statewide office in Kentucky. He is a protégé of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and worked as general counsel in his Senate office.
Trump's announcement reprises a tactic from his 2016 campaign when he provided a list of potential justices amid controversy over a Supreme Court vacancy.
"Should there be another vacancy on the Supreme Court during my presidency, my nominee will come from the names I have shared with the American public, including the original list and these 20 additions," Trump said on Wednesday.
Cameron has rocketed to public prominence over the last year — becoming the first Republican Kentucky attorney general since the 1940s and speaking at the Republican National Convention last month.
Trump also endorsed Cameron when he came to Kentucky last fall to stump for the state's Republican slate of statewide candidates.
Cameron is also overseeing the investigation into the death of Breonna Taylor, which has dragged on since May.
Now it's possible the grand jury will come back with indictments and Cameron will have to go to trial, well after the election. But there's every reason to believe the prosecution will be less than rigorous if that's the case.
Unfortunately, I expect the grand jury to come back with nothing, and I expect more protests with national focus, and I expect bad things will happen as a result.
Cameron is going to wave a wand and trash this case, and it's going to be a terrible time here in the commonwealth.