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Don Owens,, Lacy Crawford,

Experts Available to Speak on Grand Jury's Decision to Indict One Officer in Breonna Taylor Case

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Leaders Can Explain the Grand Jury Findings 


Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced the long-awaited findings of the grand jury this afternoon in the Breonna Taylor home invasion case. Former officer Brett Hankison has been charged with three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, meaning Officer Hankison wantonly engaged in conduct which created the danger of death or serious physical injury.

Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Arthur Ago director of the Criminal Justice Project, Tianna Mays, senior counsel, are available this week and next to explain the findings of the grand jury and the impact this has on the current fight for racial justice. The Committee's Criminal Justice Project challenges racial disparities within the criminal justice system and fights for equal justice for all under the law.

Clarke, Ago, and Mays can also speak about:

  • How this long-awaited decision will impact the current fight for racial justice.
  • The need for greater accountability within our criminal justice system.

Please connect with the contacts at the top of this page to reach spokespeople.

The Lawyers' Committee is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to enlist the private bar's leadership and resources in combating racial discrimination and the resulting inequality of opportunity - work that continues to be vital today.

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