Breonna Taylor jury audio to be released on Friday, prosecutor says

Breonna Taylor protests in Louisville

The release of secret grand jury proceedings in Breonna Taylor’s killing by police will be delayed until Friday, according to the Kentucky attorney general’s office.

Daniel Cameron’s office filed a motion on Wednesday asking a court in Louisville for a week’s delay to allow the names of witnesses and their personal information, including addresses and phone numbers, to be redacted.

Mr Cameron’s office says a judge granted a shorter delay, saying the material should be made public on Friday. The audio recordings were originally supposed to be released on Wednesday.

Mr Cameron’s office sought the delay “in the interest of protection of witnesses, and in particular private citizens named in the recordings”, according to the filing. The recordings are 20 hours long.

Ms Taylor was shot and killed in her Louisville home by police who were executing a drugs warrant in March. The grand jury decided this month not to charge any of the police officers involved with her death; instead, one officer was charged with shooting into a neighbouring home.

That decision angered many, and protesters took to the streets in Louisville and around the country to demand accountability for her killing, as frustrations spilled over after months of waiting for Mr Cameron’s announcement.

Activists and Ms Taylor’s family called for the grand jury file to be released.

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