A lawsuit filed on behalf of Breonna Taylor's family alleges that Louisville police may be lying about the existence of body camera footage from the raid that killed her.
The lawsuit filed on Thursday by the same attorney that netted Taylor's family a $12million wrongful death settlement against the Louisville Metro Police says the department may have given 'misinformation' when it said that there was no body camera footage from the botched March 13, 2020 drug raid during which officers fatally shot her.
Additionally, the suit alleges the LMPD is withholding records that might prove the existence of such body camera footage, WDRB reported.
Police have said that the only officer involved in the raid equipped with a body camera, Anthony James, had turned it off.
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A lawsuit filed on behalf of Breonna Taylor's family alleges that the Louisville Metro Police lied when it said it did not have body camera footage of the March 13, 2020 drug raid that killed her
Attorney Sam Aguiar filed the suit on behalf of Taylor's family. He is the same that netted them a $12million wrongful death settlement from the city of Louisville
The suit, filed by attorney Sami Aguiar in the Jefferson Circuit Court, calls for a judge to order the department turn over records requested under Kentucky's open government law.
It alleges there were multiple officers on the scene issued body cameras both before and after the raid. Police have released some footage from the aftermath.
'Given that Metro was able to verify that certain LMPD members' body cameras were specifically assigned on March 13, 2020, there is a reasonable basis to believe that misinformation has been presented to the general public regarding the usage of body cameras,' the suit reads.
Police have released some footage