Citizens filed a petition Friday seeking the impeachment of Cameron for “breaching public confidence and failing to perform due to misrepresenting the grand jury’s findings to the nation” and “abuse of office and breach of professional responsibility.” Ethics, “both related to the lack of charge against the Louisville Metropolitan Police Department officers involved in Breonna Taylor’s death in September.
“These are randomly selected citizens who were forced to sit on a grand jury and who were horribly abused by Kentucky’s most powerful law enforcement officer,” Glogower said in a press release. Cameron took on the investigation into Taylor’s fatal shot during a police raid on Louisville last year. A grand jury has not indicted any of the Louisville Metro police officers involved in the raid on charges of Taylor’s death. Former detective Brett Hankison, however, has been charged with three willful first-degree threats for allegedly shooting blindly into an apartment next to Taylor’s. He did not plead guilty.
CNN has approached Cameron’s office for comment.
The petition also calls for Cameron to be charged with inciting a rebellion for the January 6th U.S. Capitol riot, just as the U.S. House of Representatives indicted former President Donald Trump.
The petition cites Cameron’s involvement in the National Association of Republican Attorneys General (RAGA) as the reason for the incitement fee. The Rule of Law Defense Fund, a nonprofit affiliated with RAGA, released robocalls urging supporters to march on the Capitol. Cameron is a member of the nine-member RAGA Executive Committee. Cameron told the Louisville Courier-Journal that he was unaware of the robocalls. RAGA chairman, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall, told the Montgomery Advertiser newspaper that he did not authorize the robocalls and that the group was conducting “a thorough review” of the incident. Republican attorneys general, who support a lawsuit argued that postal ballot papers received after the November 3rd election in Pennsylvania should not be included in the election. The lawsuit was ultimately dismissed.
The petition is intended to “seek immediate review by the impeachment committee,” already established by the Kentucky House of Representatives, and is intended to prevent Cameron from holding national office in the future.
Ben Crump, the lawyer for Taylor’s family, commended the petitioners.
“We encourage the House Committee to seriously consider this petition and hold AG Cameron accountable for his role in misleading the public and the grand jury, as well as for failing to bring justice to Breonna Taylor and her family,” Crump said in a statement on Friday.