A judge had given Cameron until Wednesday to respond to a motion filed last week by an anonymous grand juror on the Breonna Taylor case, which seeks the publication of records, transcripts and grand jury reports regarding the case .
The motion asked “to make a binding statement” that the Grand Juror has the right to disclose information, particularly to avoid fears that Cameron would attempt to use the court’s contemptible powers in the event of a public disclosure.
Cameron led the investigation and presented the case to the grand jury.
He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Cameron said large juries operate in secret to protect the individuals involved.
“Allowing this disclosure would irreversibly change the Kentucky legal system by making it difficult for prosecutors and the public to have confidence in the secrecy of the grand jury’s future proceedings,” he said on Wednesday.
In that case, verbal arguments are scheduled for Thursday.
Cameron’s motion relates to a similar case filed by a major judge in 2014 on the police death of Michael Brown in Missouri.
This anonymous grand juror attempted “to speak about the experience of serving on a grand jury, the evidence presented, and the investigation in a manner that might contribute to public dialogue about racial relations” but was prevented from secrecy by relevant state law the deliberations of the grand jury.
The court denied the grand juror’s motion to completely repeal the state grand jury’s secrecy laws, Cameron said. The case will be brought to a federal court.
Cameron shoots back at Ben Crump
Cameron on Tuesday denied requests for a special attorney to investigate Taylor’s death and reprimanded his critics in a Tuesday morning interview with Fox and Friends.
“This is the Ben Crump model,” said Cameron.
“He goes into a town, creates a narrative, Cherry picks facts to prove that narrative, creates chaos in a community, misrepresents the facts, and then he goes with his money and asks the community to pick up the pieces” Said Cameron. “It is terribly offensive to him to promote such stories, such untruths.”
“The fact that someone comes on national TV and makes derogatory comments about me for just trying to do my job is disgusting,” said Cameron, mistakenly attributing the comments to the rapper himself.
He said these types of comments were “something I had to experience because I’m a black Republican, because I stand up for truth and justice rather than indulging in a mob mentality.”
Lonita Baker, a lawyer for Taylor’s family, criticized Cameron’s comments in a statement to CNN.
“It is unfortunate that Daniel Cameron has called the search for justice for victims of police brutality the ‘crump playbook’. He cannot respond to the real criticism for bypassing the grand jury process, but he does take time to respond to Megan Thee Stallion’s Saturday Night Live appearance, “Baker said.
“I would much rather fight for justice for Breonna Taylor by calling for a prosecutor who obeys Kentucky laws for all citizens rather than one who just wants to protect his own political agenda. Daniel Cameron’s playbook is the real issue that is debating must become . “