“This is the Ben Crump model,” Cameron said of Fox.
“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, ” he said. “It is terribly offensive to him to promote such stories, such untruths.”
“The fact that someone comes on national television 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,” he said.
Cameron went on to claim that the comments showed her intolerance and hypocrisy.
“You see a lot of the left when it comes to being tolerant, but what you saw there contradicts tolerance,” he added.
Lonita Baker, a lawyer for Taylor’s family, criticized Cameron’s comments in a statement to CNN.
“It is unfortunate that Daniel Cameron has referred to the search for justice for victims of police brutality as the ‘crump playbook’. He cannot respond to the real criticism for bypassing the grand jury process, but he does take time around 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 . “
Cameron argues that police shots were warranted
Cameron led the investigation and presented the case to the grand jury. He said that two other officers who shot Taylor, Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and Det. Myles Cosgrove, were justified in their use of force because Taylor’s friend shot them first and met Mattingly.
However, in his interview on Tuesday, Cameron reiterated that his office was providing information to the Jefferson County Circuit Court Grand Jury “in a manner that is both factual and lawful,” calling Crump’s comments “wild allegations” and demanding “ridiculous things . “
Breonna Taylor’s death is a tragedy, “but sometimes our criminal law is insufficient to respond to a tragedy,” he said.
Last week, a grand juror who heard the Kentucky Attorney General’s presentation filed a lawsuit for permission to speak freely about their experiences in the grand jury room and to publish grand jury records and transcripts.