Prosecutors at Kentucky have filed a motion to fall attempted murder and assault charges against Kenneth Walker, the boyfriend of murdered EMT Breonna Taylor, based on Commonwealth’s Attorney Tom Wine.
Police state Walker fired during a narcotics investigation in March after three officers entered Taylor’s flat to serve a search warrant. Taylor was taken at least eight occasions.
Wine claimed there was misleading testimony from the prosecution in this situation nor any moral breaches, as Walker’s lawyer maintained, however, the prosecutor stated, “longer should have been introduced to the grand jury, for example, an announcement of Kenneth Walker.”
“I feel that further investigation is essential, I think that the individual analysis by the Attorney General’s Office of Kentucky, the FBI, and the US Attorney’s Office has to be performed before we proceed forward with any prosecution,” Wine said. “If following those reviews think there is enough proof to present this issue to the grand jury, then we’ll do this. And when he wants to testify before the grand jury, Kenneth Walker is going to be given that chance.”
Throughout the raid in March, Taylor was captured on eight occasions after three officers entered her Louisville flat to serve a search warrant at a narcotics investigation. The department said the men declared themselves returned gunfire if Taylor’s boyfriend stopped.
However, in a wrongful death suit, Taylor’s mother says that the officers did not knock at all and ought to have called off their hunt since the defendant they hunted had already been detained.
Officers did not find drugs in her flat once they entered, Taylor’s mom said in the suit.
Since the shooting, many improvements have occurred. The Louisville Metro Police Department explained it might need all police officers to wear body. Not one of the 3 officers that entered Taylor’s apartment wore body, the division stated, because they were plainclothes narcotics officers.
Moving ahead, “no-knock warrants,” allowing police to enter a home without declaring their purpose, needs to be signed off by a judge and the police chief or his designee before authorities could serve them. Formerly, the merit required just a judge’s sign-off.
They are the initial steps toward improving police liability, Mayor Greg Fischer said earlier this week in a press conference, where he referred to Taylor’s departure as a”tragedy”