A video shows an agent, who according to Vice News appears to be former detective Brett Hankison, walking into Taylor’s apartment after the shootings and inquiring about the shells on the floor. He is soon told by another unidentified officer that he should “retire” until the arrival of the LMPD Public Integrity Unit. Hankison’s attorney declined to comment on the video.
In another video, which Vice News says was the moment Breonna Taylor̵
Walker’s attorney, Steve Romines, said he saw the footage as part of his portrayal to Walker and confirmed its accuracy.
Initially, a Jefferson County grand jury indicted Walker on charges of attempted murder of a police officer and assault. In May, Walker’s defense attorney Rob Eggert filed a motion to dismiss the indictment, arguing that the grand jury had been misled by prosecutors.
Romines claims Walker didn’t shoot the sergeant. Jonathan Mattingly in the thigh and that a Kentucky State Police ballistic report does not support the prosecution’s claim that Walker’s only bullet shot hit Mattingly.
“Ballistics later returned to the Kentucky State Police and determined that the shot they claimed hit Officer Mattingly, they couldn’t determine it was fired from (Walker’s) gun,” Romines told Chris Cuomo of CNN on Friday.
There was no video or camera footage of the officers’ bodies as they attempted to carry out the search warrant at Breonna Taylor’s home, Cameron said at a news conference last week in which he announced the allegations against Hankison. Cameron said the camera footage of the body begins at the point where area patrol officers arrived at the scene.
The Louisville Metro Police Department released a statement on CNN saying, “We have no comment on this. This file has not been released by the department at this time. Our internal review of this case is ongoing, so it would not be appropriate. to comment . “
Taylor’s family lawyers, when asked about the videos, say they are not allowed to comment on the confidential files, which are under a protection order.
Sam Aguiar, Taylor’s family attorney, said at a press conference on Friday that there are up to 50 videos from LMPD body cameras taken the night Taylor was killed.
To date, the Louisville Metro Police Department and Kentucky state officials have claimed that police officers who carried out the late-night no-knock warrant on March 13 were not wearing body cameras. The Louisville Mayor’s Office did not respond to a request for comment. The Kentucky Attorney General’s office also did not return a request for comment.