Breonna Taylor Case Shrouded in Conspiracy Theories, Black Republicans Will Stand for the Truth, Kentucky AG Says

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron said that Black Republicans will "stand for the truth" while claiming that the Breonna Taylor case is surrounded by conspiracy and "myths" on Thursday.

Cameron, a Black Republican, made the remarks during an appearance on Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight. Host Tucker Carlson introduced Cameron after playing several clips of Black media pundits, which he claimed painted Cameron as a "race traitor," although none of the clips featured that phrase.

"I'm here tonight to say that enough is enough," Cameron said. "Black Republicans, folks that believe in the truth, we're gonna stand up. And that's what I did in presenting all of the information to the grand jury in the Breonna Taylor investigation."

Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman, was shot dead by police officers in Louisville, Kentucky in March as they exchanged fire with her boyfriend Kenneth Walker, who says he fired in self-defense while believing their apartment was being robbed after officers forced their way in unannounced.

Officers claim that they repeatedly knocked and identified themselves before entering the apartment, which multiple witnesses reportedly dispute, expect for one who said the officers identified themselves months after first saying they did not.

Last week, the grand jury declined to indict the officers for Taylor's death, instead only charging only one of three with "wanton endangerment" for firing shots into a white family's nearby apartment.

The decision caused additional outrage and further inflamed protests against racial injustice and police brutality throughout the country, which have been ongoing since the May 25 death of George Floyd.

Cameron called the suggestion that Walker may not have fired the shot that struck a police officer, suggested by a lawyer for Walker, "a conspiracy theory," insisting it was a "silly notion" and "one of the biggest myths that has been promoted in the last few weeks."

"Before three weeks ago and before this defense attorney uttered this statement, it was a foregone conclusion that what happened that evening was that Kenny Walker, Breonna Taylor's boyfriend, fired a shot at the officers," Cameron said. "The officers responded and returned fire, justified in doing so because they had been fired upon... the tragedy here is that Breonna Taylor was in that hallway as well and was hit."

An anonymous grand juror filed suit against Kentucky on Monday, claiming that Cameron misrepresented the investigation and demanding that records from the grand jury proceedings be publicly released. Cameron's office said the records would be released on Wednesday but later sought to delay the release, before a judge set a Friday deadline.

Newsweek reached out to Cameron's office for comment.

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Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron attends a press conference announcing the results of a grand jury investigation into Breonna Taylor's death in Frankfort, Kentucky on September 23, 2020. Jon Cherry/Getty