Kentucky cops may have withheld bodycamera footage from the police-shooting death of black EMT Breonna Taylor, a new lawsuit claims.
A lawyer for Taylor’s family says in a new Jefferson Circuit Court lawsuit that the Louisville Metro Police Department may be hiding public records that would prove whether there is footage from the March 13, 2020, botched raid that left the EMT dead, according to a report by WDRB.
While the LMPD has said there was no footage, lawyer Sam Aguiar — who had helped Taylor’s family win a $12 million wrongful-death suit against the city of Louisville — says he believes officers’ cameras may have been automatically turned on, the outlet reported.
Aguiar claims that the department had previously upgraded its cameras to automatically activate when cop-cruiser emergency lights are on. And there were several police vehicles close by when the raid was conducted, which would have sent out a signal to turn on any nearby bodycams, the