Written by Kiara Brantley-Jones and Sabina Ghebremedhin
Published on 10th July 2021
Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old certified emergency medical technician, was killed in March when police executed multiple search warrants at her home. Photo Credit: Family of Breonna Taylor
An attorney representing the family of Breonna Taylor filed a lawsuit on Wednesday claiming that the Louisville Metro Police Department may have given the public “misinformation” about the existence of body camera footage from before and after the raid of Taylor’s home.
The lawsuit, filed in Jefferson County Circuit Court, claims police are withholding public records that would show whether there is additional body camera footage that could provide more details about the night Taylor was killed by police.
The lawsuit filed by an attorney for Taylor’s family is requesting that a judge order the Louisville Metro Police Department to release body camera information under Kentucky’s Open Records Act.
“Breonna’s family has a right to the records,” Taylor family attorney Sam Aguiar told ABC News in a statement. “The public has a right to the records.”