Benjamin Crump: “Bre was a hero, a first responder who put her life on the line every day during this COVID-19 pandemic.Together, we demand a new grand jury to reopen Breonna Taylor’s case, immediately.”
A Louisville activist says he’s been contacted by a second grand juror who asked for advice on how to speak out about deliberations in the Breonna Taylor case.
Christopher 2X, head of Game Changers, a nonprofit that focuses on early education to help curb gun violence, told reporters Sunday that the second juror doesn’t want to come forward yet.
The juror wants to wait until after a hearing regarding the first grand juror who came forward, Christopher 2X said.
The first grand juror, who has remained anonymous so far, filed a lawsuit seeking permission to speak freely about their experiences in the grand jury room and for the release of grand jury recordings and transcripts.
That hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday.
A judge has given Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron until Wednesday to respond to the first juror’s motion.
“The request being made by the Grand Juror is unprecedented, and it is important that all of the legal issues in the case are fully considered,” Cameron said in a statement. “We understand there is considerable public interest in the case, and it will ultimately be up to the Judge to determine if Grand Jurors can share information from the proceedings. We remain confident in the case we presented to the Grand Jury.”
Meanwhile, a lawyer for Taylor’s family has posted an open letter to Gov. Andy Beshear demanding that a new grand jury be called to reopen her case.
“Bre was a hero, a first responder who put her life on the line every day during this COVID-19 pandemic,” lawyer Benjamin Crump wrote. “Together, we demand a new grand jury to reopen Breonna Taylor’s case, immediately.”
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