Attorney General’s office waiting on ballistics test in Breonna Taylor case

There are calls across the city -- and the country -- for the three officers involved in the...
There are calls across the city -- and the country -- for the three officers involved in the Breonna Taylor shooting death to be fired and charged.
Updated: Aug. 7, 2020 at 10:33 PM CDT
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) – The Kentucky Attorney General’s Office says it is waiting on results from ballistics and other tests concerning the Breonna Taylor investigation.

On Friday morning, Office of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron spokeswoman Elizabeth Kuhn said, “Attorney General Cameron remains committed to an independent and thorough investigation into the death of Ms. Taylor. The investigation remains ongoing, and we currently await additional testing and analysis from federal partners, including a ballistics test from the FBI crime lab.”

The FBI also released a statement concerning the ballistics, “As many saw on June 19th, FBI Louisville returned to Breonna Taylor’s apartment to execute a federal search warrant. Over two days of searching, the FBI collected a significant amount of ballistic evidence and completed a shooting reconstruction. This evidence is being tested and analyzed at the FBI Laboratory in Quantico, Virginia. Once the FBI Laboratory has completed its findings, FBI Louisville will promptly share our results with the Attorney General’s Office.”

Taylor was shot dead when LMPD narcotics officers served a warrant at her apartment on March 13.

Cameron, whose office has had the case since May, has repeatedly asked for the public’s patience in the case.

Lonita Baker, one of the Taylor family attorneys said it’s better than nothing, but are they excited? No.

“It’s unsettling the amount of time it’s taken,” Baker said.

It’s been nearly five months since Taylor was shot and killed by police and Baker wants us to look at it in perspective.

“This is a long road for her family,” Baker said. “If you were to put yourself in her family’s shoes, how would you feel with that tidbit of information?”

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