LMPD gives Breonna Taylor investigation files to state, feds

LMPD gives Breonna Taylor investigation files to state, feds
Breonna Taylor’s neighbors on Friday described the drama that unfolded on their street back in March when LMPD officers engaged her boyfriend in a gun battle, leaving the 26-year-old dead in her own apartment.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - The Breonna Taylor case files are now in the hands of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said Wednesday that the LMPD’s Public Integrity Unit has provided the file "to the Office of Attorney General Daniel Cameron, and is in the process of providing the same materials to the FBI and the US Attorney."

Taylor was killed in March when LMPD officers served a warrant at her home, then engaged in a shootout with her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker. Taylor’s death has made national headlines and sparked a public outcry.

Walker has been charged with attempted murder of a police officer.

Fischer said the PIU will be following up on any additional requests as needed.

“As I have said previously, my only goal is to get the truth, and we will continue to work with these external agencies, as well as the community, to accomplish that goal,” Fischer said.

Metro Council President David James issued a statement on the matter Wednesday evening:

“I am glad the PIU has concluded its investigation and the case has been turned over to Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron. None of us wanted to see that investigation drag on and on. However, I would like to reiterate that I still believe there should be an independent investigation, not a simple review, in order to help establish credibility and to be sure no stone is left unturned. Because of this tragic incident, the community is demanding answers and we are listening to the community. I and others will continue to keep a close eye on this case because we need answers and we need to make sure the right thing is done.”

Fischer and LMPD Chief Steve Conrad have called for federal reviews of the case. Already investigating Walker, Jefferson County Attorney Tom Wine recused himself, citing potential conflict, from the Taylor case and asked Cameron to appoint a special prosecutor.

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