Latest Kentucky Attorney General's Office News

AG, private school sue over order closing in-person classes

Nov. 21, 2020 12:20 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has joined a private school in a lawsuit against Gov. Andy Beshear, arguing that a school closure order not only violated state law but also the First Amendment. Earlier this week, the Democratic governor announced that most public and private...

FILE-In this Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 file photo, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear speaks a rally held by Fairness Campaign, in the Rotunda at the State Capitol, Frankfort, Ky.  Kentucky’s Supreme Court on Thursday, Nov. 12,  upheld the governor’s authority to issue coronavirus-related orders putting restrictions on businesses and individuals to try to the contain spread of COVID-19. The ruling delivered a victory for Beshear in a legal fight with the state’s Republican attorney general, Daniel Cameron, over the breadth of the governor’s emergency powers.   (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston, File)

Kentucky high court upholds governor’s powers to fight virus

Nov. 12, 2020 1:31 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the governor’s authority to issue coronavirus-related restrictions on businesses and individuals to try to contain the spread of COVID-19. The ruling delivered a victory for Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear in a legal fight with...

FILE - Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron addresses the media following the return of a grand jury investigation into the death of Breonna Taylor, in Frankfort, Ky., Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020.    Two grand jurors told CBS “This Morning” in an interview Wednesday, Oct. 28,  that many members of the grand jury were upset over statements by Cameron, that the grand jury “agreed” that the homicide charges against the officers were not on the table because the Louisville police officers were justified in returning fire at Taylor’s apartment.(AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

Kentucky AG joins lawsuit in Pennsylvania election case

Nov. 9, 2020 8:02 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Republican attorney general joined in a lawsuit Monday challenging mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania, saying what happens elsewhere in a presidential election matters to Kentuckians. Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear criticized Daniel Cameron's involvement, saying that “not...

In this crime scene evidence photo released by the Louisville Metro Police Department, Louisville Police marked shell casings are seen at the front door of Breonna Taylor's apartment after she was fatally shot by police in Louisville, Ky., on March 13, 2020. The Kentucky Attorney General said in October that two long rifle shell casings were also found at the scene after the police raid that killed Taylor. (Louisville Metro Police Department via AP)

Official: Rifle shell casings found at Breonna Taylor scene

Oct. 30, 2020 4:33 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two long-rifle shell casings were found in and near Breonna Taylor's Louisville apartment after a botched police drug raid that ended in Taylor's death, Kentucky's attorney general said. It's the first time these specific shell casings have been mentioned by authorities...

FILE - Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron addresses the media following the return of a grand jury investigation into the death of Breonna Taylor, in Frankfort, Ky., Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020.    Two grand jurors told CBS “This Morning” in an interview Wednesday, Oct. 28,  that many members of the grand jury were upset over statements by Cameron, that the grand jury “agreed” that the homicide charges against the officers were not on the table because the Louisville police officers were justified in returning fire at Taylor’s apartment.(AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

Breonna Taylor's mother wants new prosecutor to probe cops

Oct. 28, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The mother of Breonna Taylor is calling for a new special prosecutor to investigate police actions in her daughter's death, adding her voice to two grand jurors who are speaking out about the Kentucky attorney general's handling of the case. Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron...

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron addresses the media following the return of a grand jury investigation into the death of Breonna Taylor, in Frankfort, Ky., Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. A judge has cleared the way for grand jurors to speak about the proceedings in the case against the police officers who shot Breonna Taylor. An anonymous grand juror who sat on the panel last month had sued to speak publicly. None of the officers were charged directly in Taylor’s death, but one officer was charged with endangering Taylor’s neighbors. Cameron, whose office led the investigation, had opposed letting grand jurors speak about the proceedings. He has said he did not introduce any homicide charges against the two officers who shot Taylor, because they were justified in returning fire after Taylor's boyfriend shot at them. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

2nd Breonna Taylor grand juror criticizes proceedings

Oct. 22, 2020 7:08 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A second person who served on the Breonna Taylor grand jury is criticizing Kentucky's attorney general for the way the proceedings were conducted. The anonymous statement released Thursday reiterated another grand juror's earlier publicized complaint that the panel was only able to...

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron addresses the media following the return of a grand jury investigation into the death of Breonna Taylor, in Frankfort, Ky., Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. A judge has cleared the way for grand jurors to speak about the proceedings in the case against the police officers who shot Breonna Taylor. An anonymous grand juror who sat on the panel last month had sued to speak publicly. None of the officers were charged directly in Taylor’s death, but one officer was charged with endangering Taylor’s neighbors. Cameron, whose office led the investigation, had opposed letting grand jurors speak about the proceedings. He has said he did not introduce any homicide charges against the two officers who shot Taylor, because they were justified in returning fire after Taylor's boyfriend shot at them. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Grand juror speaks after judge ruling in Breonna Taylor case

Oct. 20, 2020 7:14 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky (AP) — A grand juror who won a court fight to speak publicly about the Breonna Taylor investigation took issue Tuesday with statements by Kentucky's attorney general and said the jury was not given the option to consider charges connected to Taylor's shooting death by police. The anonymous...

El fiscal general de Kentucky Daniel Cameron habla sobre el caso Breonna Taylor, en Frankfort, Kentucky, el 23 de septiembre de 2020. (AP Foto/Timothy D. Easley)

Breonna Taylor case: Dispute arises over grand jury secrecy

Oct. 8, 2020 7:47 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky (AP) — A lawyer for a grand juror involved in weighing charges in the case of Breonna Taylor, the Black woman killed in a police raid gone wrong, urged a judge to let the anonymous juror to speak out publicly, accusing Kentucky's attorney general of throwing the panel “under the bus"...

Kentucky newspaper says city violated open meetings law

Oct. 3, 2020 3:35 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The State Journal is asking Kentucky's Attorney General to find that the City of Frankfort violated the Open Meetings Act in the lead up to firing the former city manager. The move comes after the paper asked the Frankfort City Commission to acknowledge that it had violated the Act by...

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2020, file photo, University of Georgia students lead a Black Lives Matter protest in downtown in memory of Breonna Taylor in Athens, Ga. Hours of material in the grand jury proceedings for Taylor’s fatal shooting by police have been made public on Friday, Oct. 2.  (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP, File)

Grand jury audio details raid that killed Breonna Taylor

Oct. 2, 2020 11:07 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police said they knocked and announced themselves for a minute or more before bursting into Breonna Taylor’s apartment, but her boyfriend said he did not hear officers identify themselves, according to Kentucky grand jury recordings released Friday. In the hail of gunfire that...