A video shows an officer who Vice News says appears to be former detective Brett Hankison coming into Taylor’s apartment after the shooting and asking about shell casings that are on the floor. He is quickly told by another unidentified officer that he should “take off” until the LMPD’s unit for public integrity arrives. Hankison’s attorney declined to comment for the video.
In another video, which Vice News says was the moment Breonna Taylor’s girlfriend Kenneth Walker was arrested, an unidentified officer can be heard shouting instructions to “go backwards” and “place your hands in the air and get on your knees” as the officer threatens to release his service dog if Walker does not comply.
Walker’s lawyer, Steve Romines, said he saw the footage as part of his representation to Walker and confirmed its accuracy.
Originally, a grand jury in the Jefferson County Walker charged with attempted murder of a police officer and assault. In May, Walker’s defense attorney, Rob Eggert, filed a motion to have the indictment dismissed, claiming the jury had been misled by prosecutors.
Romines claims Walker is not shooting Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly in the thigh, and that a ballistics report from Kentucky State Police does not support the prosecution’s claim that the one bullet Walker fired hit Mattingly.
“The ballistics subsequently came back from Kentucky State Police and determined that the shot, which they claimed, hit Officer Mattingly, they could not determine that it was fired from (Walker’s) gun,” Romines told CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Friday.
There were no video or body camera footage from the officers as they tried to carry out the search warrant at Breonna Taylor’s home, Cameron said at a news conference last week, where he announced charges against Hankison. Cameron said camera footage begins at the time area patrol officers arrived at the scene.
The Louisville Metro Police Department issued a statement to CNN saying, “We have no comment on this case. This file is not currently released by the department. Our internal review of this case is ongoing, so it would not be appropriate to comment. . “
Taylor’s family lawyers, when asked about the videos, say they have no authority to comment on the confidential case files that are under a protective order.
Sam Aguiar, Taylor’s family lawyer, said at a news conference Friday that there are as many as 50 videos from LMPD cameras taken from the night Taylor was killed.
To date, Louisville Metro Police and Kentucky State officials have maintained that police officers performing the late-night, no-knock mandate on March 13 were not wearing body cameras. The Louisville mayor’s office did not respond to a request for comment. The Kentucky attorney general’s office also did not return a request for comment.