A state board has declined to fulfill Tamika Palmer’s request to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the police killing of her daughter Breonna Taylor, which took place in Louisville on March 13.
The Prosecutors Advisory Council voted unanimously against Palmer’s request on Friday. Citizen participants on the web call reacted immediately to the vote, speaking up to voice their opposition.
Chris Cohron, a member of the nine-person council, said the body did not have the authority to grant the request. Cohron is the commonwealth’s attorney for Warren County.