The announcement on whether any Kentucky cops will be charged over the shooting death of Breonna Taylor will be made early Wednesday afternoon, according to a report.
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron is expected to disclose the grand jury’s decision and any charges at around 1.30 p.m., sources told The Louisville Courier Journal.
Cameron’s office would not confirm the details — but Kentucky State Police cars were already blocking off the Kentucky History Center in Frankfurt, the expected location of the announcement about 50 miles outside Lousiville, the paper said.
The museum closed for the day for an event — and a neighboring daycare told parents it would was closing early after it “received word” Cameron’s decision was being made at a nearby history center, the paper said.
Louisville has already declared a state of emergency as it prepares for possible riots after the announcement in the case that has sparked more than 125 days of protests in the city, the paper said.
Federal buildings have also been closed and boarded up, and access to the downtown area strictly limited.
Taylor, a 26-year-old EMT, was shot and killed March 13 by cops executing a “no knock” warrant at her apartment, believing that drugs were stashed inside. None were found. The city earlier this month announced a $12 million settlement with Taylor’s family.
Her death — and the lack of charges against the officers involved — has been a rallying cry for many of the often-violent protests across the US, with celebrities and politicians joining calls for the officers’ arrests.
Brett Hankison, the cop who fired 10 shots, was later fired. Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and officer Myles Cosgrove remain on administrative reassignment.
Mattingly reportedly emailed his colleagues to say they “did the legal, moral, and ethical thing that night,” complaining, “It’s sad how the good guys are demonized, and criminals are canonized.”
With Post wires