Judge gives grand jury in Breonna Taylor case permission to speak out

At least two members of the grand jury explained they were never presented with any charges other than those for ex-officer Brett Hankison.
2:28 | 10/21/20

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Transcript for Judge gives grand jury in Breonna Taylor case permission to speak out
Have a good day. We move to that major development in the breonna Taylor case. A Kentucky judge has given members of the grand jury permission to speak out about the proceedings and at least one grand juror is raising questions about the failure to bring charges. Alex Perez has the details. Good morning, Alex. Reporter: Hey, good morning, George. Some of those jurors speaking up the moment they were given permission to do so. They say they want to make clear what did and didn't happen at those wrotings. This morning, a Kentucky judge issuing a rarely seen ruling granting grand jurors typically sworn to secrecy permission to speak publicly about the proceedings in the breonna Taylor case. The decision follows months of protests and comes after the grand jury charged one now former officer, Brett Hankison, with wanton endangerment for firing his weapon into Taylor's neighbor's apartments. But no charges for the death of the 26-year-old emt killed when police executed a search warrant. Two jurors coming forward, one of them explaining they were never presented with any charges other than those for Hankison. The grand jury did not have homicide charges explained to them adding, questions were asked about additional charges and the grand jury was told there would be none because the prosecutors didn't feel they could make them stick. Neither of our grand jurors are in this for any type of claim. They wanted to contribute to the truth and transparency of this proceeding for the benefit of the whole community. Reporter: The attorney general's office previously released audio from the proceedings. You can hear one juror asking about seeing what could be other possible evidence. We're not going to see all the videos just because of time. Reporter: The judge allowing the jurors to speak in part because the attorney general has made public statements about the proceedings. While there are six possible homicide charges under Kentucky law, these charges are not applicable to the facts before us because our investigation showed and the grand jury agreed that Mattingly and Cosgrove were justified in the return of deadly fire. Reporter: But a juror now seemingly refuting the attorney general writing, the grand jury didn't agree that certain actions were justified, nor did it decide the indictment should be the only charges in the breonna Taylor case. And the judge also ruled that the part of the proceedings not recorded by audio can now also be released to the public.

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