One of the attorneys for Breonna Taylor’s family says there is body camera footage from a raid the night of the deadly shooting that is being withheld by Louisville Metro police.Attorney Sam Aguiar posted Friday on Facebook that the Louisville Metro Police Department “confirmed to me yesterday that at least 18 important body camera videos exist on Breonna’s case and were withheld from all of us.”In the video player above: As more LMPD allegations surface, Metro Council goes to state lawmakers for helpAccording to the Facebook post, Aguiar and the other attorneys working on Taylor’s case subpoenaed the videos in June, months before Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced a decision in the investigation.Aguiar said he was told the 18 body camera videos didn’t exist until the LMPD confirmed Thursday that investigators had located them.The Facebook post includes the response from the LMPD, which addresses the videos from the night Taylor was killed at her home in March.According to the response, the videos are not from the raid at Taylor’s home, but from Elliott Avenue, likely the home of Jamarcus Glover, Taylor’s ex-boyfriend who was a central figure in a drug investigation by the LMPD.Former LMPD Detective Joshua Jaynes, who was part of LMPD’s Place-Based Investigations Unit, was working on the drug case involving Glover, listing his home as a drug house. Jaynes told investigators he believed there were packages related to drug dealing being sent to Taylor’s apartment for Glover. He says he saw Glover himself leave Taylor’s apartment with mail.Jaynes was fired earlier this month for his role in the investigation. Interim police Chief Yvette Gentry said in the firing decision that Jaynes violated the department’s standard operating procedures for preparation for search warrant execution and truthfulness/untruthfulness — lying in the affidavit.According to the LMPD response to Aguiar, police do not plan to release the videos because they could jeopardize the investigation.”Any premature release of these records could jeopardize the pending prosecution by identifying witnesses not otherwise known and tipping them off to the direction of the ongoing criminal case, impact witness recollection of the incident, and taint the jury pool by permitting the case be tried in the court of public opinion rather than in court with the benefit of procedural and evidentiary rules,” the LMPD explained.The videos surfaced after an open records request by Aguiar.Neither the police chief nor the mayor has responded to the claims by Aguiar.Taylor was killed on March 13 at her apartment. LMPD officers were serving a warrant connected to the larger drug investigation. They had been approved for a no-knock warrant, but both parties agree knocking took place. However, whether they announced themselves is still up for debate.Police used a battering ram to enter the apartment and were fired upon by her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker. Three officers returned fire: Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, Det. Myles Cosgrove and Brett Hankison. Mattingly, the first to enter, was shot once in the leg.Taylor was shot five times and died in the hallway.There is no body camera footage from the raid at Taylor’s home.The only other officer involved in Taylor’s death to be disciplined is Hankison. He was fired from LMPD in June and was later indicted, but not for Taylor’s death. Rather for shooting into a neighboring apartment that night.

One of the attorneys for Breonna Taylor’s family says there is body camera footage from a raid the night of the deadly shooting that is being withheld by Louisville Metro police.

Attorney Sam Aguiar posted Friday on Facebook that the Louisville Metro Police Department “confirmed to me yesterday that at least 18 important body camera videos exist on Breonna’s case and were withheld from all of us.”

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In the video player above: As more LMPD allegations surface, Metro Council goes to state lawmakers for help

According to the Facebook post, Aguiar and the other attorneys working on Taylor’s case subpoenaed the videos in June, months before Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced a decision in the investigation.

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Aguiar said he was told the 18 body camera videos didn’t exist until the LMPD confirmed Thursday that investigators had located them.

The Facebook post includes the response from the LMPD, which addresses the videos from the night Taylor was killed at her home in March.

According to the response, the videos are not from the raid at Taylor’s home, but from Elliott Avenue, likely the home of Jamarcus Glover, Taylor’s ex-boyfriend who was a central figure in a drug investigation by the LMPD.

Former LMPD Detective Joshua Jaynes, who was part of LMPD’s Place-Based Investigations Unit, was working on the drug case involving Glover, listing his home as a drug house. Jaynes told investigators he believed there were packages related to drug dealing being sent to Taylor’s apartment for Glover. He says he saw Glover himself leave Taylor’s apartment with mail.

Jaynes was fired earlier this month for his role in the investigation. Interim police Chief Yvette Gentry said in the firing decision that Jaynes violated the department’s standard operating procedures for preparation for search warrant execution and truthfulness/untruthfulness — lying in the affidavit.

According to the LMPD response to Aguiar, police do not plan to release the videos because they could jeopardize the investigation.

“Any premature release of these records could jeopardize the pending prosecution by identifying witnesses not otherwise known and tipping them off to the direction of the ongoing criminal case, impact witness recollection of the incident, and taint the jury pool by permitting the case be tried in the court of public opinion rather than in court with the benefit of procedural and evidentiary rules,” the LMPD explained.

The videos surfaced after an open records request by Aguiar.

Neither the police chief nor the mayor has responded to the claims by Aguiar.

Taylor was killed on March 13 at her apartment. LMPD officers were serving a warrant connected to the larger drug investigation. They had been approved for a no-knock warrant, but both parties agree knocking took place. However, whether they announced themselves is still up for debate.

Police used a battering ram to enter the apartment and were fired upon by her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker. Three officers returned fire: Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, Det. Myles Cosgrove and Brett Hankison. Mattingly, the first to enter, was shot once in the leg.

Taylor was shot five times and died in the hallway.

There is no body camera footage from the raid at Taylor’s home.

The only other officer involved in Taylor’s death to be disciplined is Hankison. He was fired from LMPD in June and was later indicted, but not for Taylor’s death. Rather for shooting into a neighboring apartment that night.

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