Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s office has been given until Wednesday to formally respond to the motion of an anonymous grand juror who wants to be able to speak freely about the Breonna Taylor case.
Cameron said last week in a news release that he doesn’t object to the request.
But Assistant Attorney General Victor Maddox told Jefferson Circuit Judge Annie O’Connell Monday morning that the motion is “effectively unprecedented” in Kentucky and “we want a chance to respond so issues can be appropriately addressed.”
— Credits & Context
The Innocence Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit legal organization that is committed to exonerating individuals who it claims have been wrongly convicted through the use of DNA testing and to reforming the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice. The group cites various studies estimating that in the United States, between 2.3% and 5% of all prisoners are innocent. The Innocence Project was founded in 1992 by Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld. Scheck and Neufeld gained national attention in the mid-1990s as part of the so-called “Dream Team” of lawyers who formed part of the defense in the O. J. Simpson murder case.
As of November 17, 2019, the Innocence Project has worked on 189 successful DNA-based exonerations.
Source – Innocence Project (Updated: 18 August 2020) Wikipedia. Available at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Innocence_Project, (Accessed: 04 October 2020)