Days after learning that no Louisville police officers would be charged with homicide in the death of Breonna Taylor, lawyers for the woman’s family called on Kentucky’s attorney general to release the transcripts of the grand jury proceedings.
“Breonna Taylor’s entire family is heartbroken, devastated, outraged and confused as to what Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron presented to the grand jury,” civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump said at a Friday morning news conference in Louisville. “Did he present any evidence on Breonna Taylor’s behalf? Or did he make a unilateral decision to put his thumb on the scales of justice to try to exonerate and justify the killing of Breonna Taylor by these police officers?”
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Daniel Jay Cameron (born November 22, 1985) is an American politician and attorney serving as the 51st Attorney General of Kentucky. Cameron is the first Republican elected to the office since 1944 and the first African-American attorney general of Kentucky.
In November 2019, Cameron was the successful Republican nominee for attorney general, winning 57.8% of the vote in his defeat of Democratic nominee Greg Stumbo. His term was scheduled to begin on January 6, 2020, but on December 17, 2019, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear signed an executive order appointing Cameron to the office, filling the vacancy created when Beshar resigned after winning election to the governorship. Immediately after the order was signed, Cameron was officially sworn in.
Cameron declared that he was running for Attorney General of Kentucky on January 21, 2019. He defeated State Senator Wil Schroder in the Republican primary by a margin of 132,400 (55.3%) votes to 106,950 (44.7%) votes. After the primary, Cameron was endorsed by President Donald Trump.
Cameron defeated Democratic former Attorney General Greg Stumbo in the November 2019 general election. He is the first Republican elected to be attorney general of Kentucky since Eldon S. Dummit, who served from 1944 to 1948. He is also the state’s first African-American attorney general. Following Republican Lieutenant Governor Jenean Hampton, Cameron became Kentucky’s second African-American statewide officer, and the first to be independently elected (given that Hampton had shared the 2015 gubernatorial ticket with Matt Bevin).
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