The top prosecutor in Jefferson County, Kentucky, on Friday said he asked a court to dismiss attempted murder and assault charges against the boyfriend of Breonna Taylor, a woman killed by police during the execution of a search warrant.
Kenneth Walker, 27, opened fire, striking and injuring a Louisville Metro Police Department sergeant during the March 13 drug raid that was part of an investigation that included Taylor, 26.
Commonwealth’s Attorney Tom Wine said he’s asking a court to dismiss the pending grand jury indictment against Walker until investigations by the FBI , the U.S. Attorney’s office and the state attorney general’s office could be completed.
“If after those reviews we believe there is sufficient evidence to present this matter to the grand jury, we will do so,” Wine said at a news conference.
The grand jury in the case was not informed by police that Taylor was killed, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported Thursday.
Civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump is one of the lawyers representing Taylor’s family.
On Friday he said in a statement, “Charges should never have been filed.”Wine on Friday railed against what he called “false information” about the officers’ actions while continuing to present arguments against Walker, including audio of investigators’ interview with the man and audio of an officer’s account of what happened as the couple was awoken early that day.He said multiple officers testified their presence was announced, and he questioned the credibility of Walker. The audio didn’t seem to contradict the claim that police knocked multiple times without identifying […]