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Police Release Almost 5,000-Page Breonna Taylor Investigation File

Louisville, KY – The Louisville Metropolitan Police Department (LMPD) released the department’s Public Integrity Unit (PIU) investigation into the shooting of Breonna Taylor on Wednesday.

The file, which was posted to LMPD’s website, contained 4,470 pages in total, WLKY reported.

Taylor was killed on March 13 during a raid on her apartment in connection with a narcotics investigation.

Her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, opened fire on LMPD officers who were serving the search warrant and Taylor was killed when the officers fired back.

A Jefferson County grand jury indicted one of the officers on three counts of wanton endangerment for shooting into a neighbor’s occupied apartment, but no criminal charges were levied against the officers who fatally shot Taylor.

And Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced that the state’s investigation into the Taylor’s shooting had determined that the officers who used deadly force had been justified.

The release of LMPD’s internal investigation comes a week after a judge ordered Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron to make an unprecedented release of the grand jury recordings.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer released a statement that said “it was important to release the PIU files as quickly as possible to the public, after making necessary redactions. Much of the information in these files was included in records from the Grand Jury proceedings that were released last week,” the Louisville Courier Journal reported.

A few of the documents had been leaked to the news media in early September and showed Taylor was an active participant in her ex-boyfriend’s drug activity, including moving money for him while he was incarcerated.

The leaked report showed that detectives saw Glover drive up to a “trap house” where drug deals were conducted in Taylor’s car on Jan. 2.

A jailhouse conversation that was recorded between Glover and Taylor the next day included discussion of the drug house and another suspect in the investigation, WAVE reported.

“You talk to Doug?” Glover asked Taylor in the recording.

“Yeah, I did,” Taylor answered. “He said he was already back at the trap.”

Then the two had another conversation a couple of hours later during which Glover thanked Taylor for looking out for him, WAVE reported.

“When you’re around I stress more…,” the leaked document quoted Taylor as having said.

“I just always be worried about you … not like you and b—hes, but just period with the police, like all kind of s–t,” she added.

Police reports showed that Taylor and Glover ended two phone calls from the jail on Jan. 3 by telling each other that they loved each other, WAVE reported.

The leaked documents showed that Glover called Taylor 26 times from jail between January of 2016 and January of 2020.

It also showed she took calls from another inmate on seven occasions during that same time period, WAVE reported.

Police installed a tracking device on Glover’s red Dodge Charger and found he visited Taylor’s home on six occasions in January.

The report included pictures of Glover actually picking up packages at Taylor house and pictures of Taylor at the trap house police had been watching, WAVE reported.

Eventually, police linked Taylor to Glover in February after he gave her phone number as his own when his car was towed for a parking violation.

Then detectives confirmed that Glover was using Taylor’s address as his own, too, WAVE reported.

“Detectives received Jamarcus Glover’s bank records from Chase Bank,” the leaked report read. “On these bank statements, Jamarcus Glover used 3003 Springfield Drive #4, Louisville, KY 40214 as his mailing address.”

The newly-release PIU file included more transcripts of the phone calls between Taylor and her ex – Jamarcus Glover – that revealed more details about the depth of their relationship – and pictures of the crime scene at Taylor’s apartment.

It also included Taylor’s autopsy report, interview transcripts, and lab reports associated with the case as well as multiple ballistics reports that had derived multiple conclusions, the Louisville Courier Journal reported.

Written by
Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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