The family of Breonna Taylor is losing confidence in the Louisville prosecutor’s office after news leaked of a plea deal offered to her ex-boyfriend.
The family’s attorney Ben Crump appeared on “TMZ Live” Tuesday to discuss the shocking news about local prosecutors trying to smear Breonna by falsely claiming she was a drug trafficker.
Unfounded rumors have spread that Breonna’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, used her apartment as a stash house for drugs. But no drugs were found in her apartment after she was shot multiple times and killed by three undercover police officers in March.
Walker opened fire on the officers – wounding one – when they executed a no-knock search warrant at Breonna’s home on March 13. He initially believed the officers were home invaders.
Walker was arrested on attempted murder and drug charges, which were later dropped and he was released.
The plea deal required Walker to implicate Breonna as a willing participant in his drug activities.
Crump says he’s not buying prosecutors’ claim the plea deal was merely a draft written early on in negotiations. He tells TMZ it’s just another piece of evidence that local authorities were trying to cover up Breonna’s killing to protect the police.
Crump says the plea deal proves they were out to sully Breonna’s character and that her family doubts Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron will seek justice for Breonna.
Crump tells TMZ, Breonna’s family is losing faith in the process, because Cameron, a Black Republican, still has not announced charges against the officers involved in Breonna’s killing.
Crump insists the family only wants one thing — equal treatment under the law.
Meanwhile, Walker has filed a lawsuit seeking monetary damages from the City of Louisville and the Louisville Metro Police for assault, battery, false arrest and imprisonment, malicious prosecution, abuse of process and negligence.