Louisville judge blocks city's effort to withhold personal cell phones of officers in Breonna Taylor raid

Louisville judge blocks city's effort to withhold personal cell phones of officers in Breonna Taylor raid

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – A judge has rejected the city’s attempt to block the release of personal cell phone data of some of the Louisville Metro Police officers who were involved in the raid of Breonna Taylor’s apartment. Attorney Steve Romines, who represents Kenneth Walker, Taylor’s former boyfriend, argued in a recent court hearing that officers have acknowledged using their personal phones for work and he believes “there is a conspiracy in this case” among police involved in planning and executing the raid. Last month, Romines and co-counsel Fred Moore asked Jefferson Circuit Court Judge Brian Edwards to order the production of phone data for officers Myles Cosgrove, Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison, Joshua Jaynes and Wes Barton for the hours surrounding the March 13, 2020 raid. LMPD denied having the information, though Romines and Moore filed documents showing the Kentucky Attorney General’s office, which presented the case to a grand jury, turned the evidence back over to police after the investigation concluded. In addition, attorneys for Walker asked the judge to allow them to subpoena phone records for officers Michael …
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