Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, Cameron said, “An investigation of this magnitude, when done correctly, requires time and patience. We will do what is right. We will find the truth.”
He declined to comment on when or if charges may be brought against the officers involved in the shooting, only choosing to say that investigations are “ongoing”.
Cameron added: “I’d also like to say to all those involved in this case, you have my commitment that our office is undertaking a thorough and fair investigation. This is also a commitment I’m making to the Louisville community, which has suffered tremendously in the days since March 13.”
The Republican attorney immediately came under criticism from many on social media who argued that Cameron did not want to antagonize the police department.
Taylor’s killing is particularly bizarre given she was asleep in bed with her boyfriend Kenneth Walker. A licensed gun owner, Taylor woke up to the barging of the police officers who say they were on a drug raid.
Walker, according to the police, fired at them to which they discharged at least 20 bullets, of which eight struck Taylor, killing her.
Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, Det. Myles Cosgrove and Det. Brett Hankison were the officers involved.
The officers of the Louisville Police Department did not find any drugs and it emerged Taylor wasn’t even the person police were investigating as main suspect Jamarcus Glover and his accomplices were already in custody by the time the police raided Taylor’s home.
Meanwhile, Grammy award winner, Beyonce Knowles-Carter, has penned an open letter to Cameron, calling for the quick and immediate investigation into the death of Taylor.