Breonna Taylor’s BF Wasn’t Saying She Shot at Cops, Says Lee Merritt
Breonna TaylorThe boyfriend’s words – captured by body cameras moments after the murderous raid – will feature prominently in a possible federal case against the cops who killed her … according to Lee merritt.
The famous civil rights lawyer joined us on “TMZ Live” on Thursday to discuss 2 crucial takeaways from the newly released body camera videos … and both focus on Kenneth walkerLouisville’s statements to cops at the scene.
In the video, Kenneth repeatedly tells the cops that he and Breonna didn’t know the police were breaking into his apartment. When an officer asks which of them shot the cops, Kenneth says, “It was her. She was scared.” It’s about a minute in this clip.
Lee says this might appear to create some uncertainty as to who fired the shot that hit a Louisville PD officer Jonathan mattingly – Breonna or Kenneth – but he adds that the video also shows Kenneth very moved and under intense duress.
Since the night of the raid, Lee says Kenneth insisted he was the one who fired his legally owned 9mm handgun. He gave insight into why Walker said otherwise while arrested at the scene.
The other thing the videos reveal is the immediate confusion over whether the police announced she was a law enforcement officer. As you know, ten neighbors said they do not have. Merritt says the emotion evident in Kenneth’s voice as he repeatedly told police, “We didn’t know who it was” adds credibility to his side of the story.
While the grand jury didn’t charge any of the officers for killing Breonna … Lee says they’re still pushing for federal charges – and that will likely depend on who the police are.
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