The killing of Breonna Taylor sparked heated disputes over property rights and personal liberty.
The presence of body cam video footage showing Louisville Police Officers coming into her home and shooting her could have helped clear up some of the conflicting testimony, but the officers did not have bodycams.
However, Louisville attorney Sam Aguilar told Complex that he believes body cameras were there and that the video footage of the incident is being withheld.
While storming Taylor’s residence, Aguilar claims that more than one cop was wearing a body camera.
According to Aguilar, these unique body cams turn on automatically, making it difficult for them to be turned off at any time.
No such footage exists, according to the Louisville Metro Police Department, and no officer at the house was wearing a body camera.
In April, the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division launched an enquiry of the LMPD’s tactics. Attorney General Merrick Garland said of the investigation:
“It is critical to build public confidence between communities and law enforcement in order to make both communities and law enforcement safer… Our enforcement actions, as well as our grant-making and other support, will help us achieve that goal and defend everyone’s civil rights in the United States.”
Only two officers were fired as a result of the incident.