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Kentucky attorney general agrees to release Breonna Taylor grand jury recordings Wednesday

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron agreed under mild protest Monday night to release recordings from the grand jury proceedings into the police shooting of Breonna Taylor in Louisville and allow the grand jurors to speak about his office's presentation. Despite concerns about tainting an ongoing federal investigation or possible jury pool, Cameron said in a statement, "we will comply with the judge's order to release the recording on Wednesday. The release of the recording will also address the legal complaint filed by an anonymous grand juror."

The juror had made the rare move to request the grand jury records be unsealed earlier Monday, suggesting Cameron had not been truthful about the lack of indictment for either officer who fatally shot Taylor inside her apartment. The juror's lawyer, Kevin Glogower, said his client was uneasy about Cameron claiming the grand jury agreed with his interpretation that neither officer could be charged under Kentucky law, when in fact the option to indict the officers for Taylor's death was never presented to the jurors.

Taylor, 25, was fatally shot after police executed a warrant at her apartment on drug charges tied to her ex-boyfriend. Her current boyfriend fired a shot at the officers, believing, he told investigators, that they police were criminal intruders. Cameron relied on one witness who said he heard police identify themselves before crashing through Taylor's door, but more than a dozen other neighbors told Vice News they did not hear the police identify themselves that night — and that lone outside witness had told police the same thing before changing his story two months later, Vice News reports, citing recorded interviews from Louisville Metro Police Department's Public Integrity Unit.