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Breonna Taylor investigations are far from over as demands for transparency mount

Kentucky's top law enforcement officer says he presented all the evidence in the Breonna Taylor case to a grand jury, but many investigative avenues remain open.
A federal probe and a Louisville police review hold the potential to yield more details in the case, but it's unclear if either will result in additional charges.
Chief among critics' and the Taylor family's questions: How were none of the Louisville officers involved in the March raid on the 26-year-old's home charged with her actual killing?
Ex-Detective Brett Hankison faces three counts of wanton endangerment for blindly firing shots that penetrated the walls of a neighbor's apartment, but "there is no conclusive evidence" any of those bullets hit Taylor, state Attorney General Daniel Cameron said Wednesday in an announcement that set off demonstrations from New York to Los Angeles.
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Officer Myles Cosgrove and Sgt. Jon Mattingly, he added, were justified in their use of force because Taylor's boyfriend opened fire first when they breached her door. The officers remain on administrative leave, Louisville interim Police Chief Robert Schroeder said.
After Cameron's announcement, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer called for the release of any public information that would not jeopardize ongoing investigations.
"We ought to be able to see the evidence and see the facts that led to that conclusion," Beshear said. "I trust the people of Kentucky with the truth. I trust them to be able to look at the facts, but they're not able to do that right now."
Fischer added during a Thursday news conference, "What we are doing is working with the attorney general and both the FBI to understand what we can release so it doesn't interfere with any of the ongoing investigations. What we want to do is get as much of this information out as soon as we can."
Here is where some of that evidence might arise:
Release of grand jury proceedings
Grand jury proceedings are secret out of necessity, prosecutors and legal experts say. Secrecy helps guarantee witnesses' and jurors' candor. If grand jury records are released, witnesses might not be frank, and the FBI and myriad prosecutors have worked in the past to keep such hearings under wraps, even in decades-old cold cases in which the suspects are presumed dead.
There have been exceptions, though, such as the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014. After Officer Darren Wilson said he shot Brown in self-defense, the grand jury opted not to indict him. Months later, the records from the proceedings were released -- a move applauded by attorney Ben Crump, who represents both Brown's and Taylor's families.
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The Ferguson move "showed transparency because right now it appears to many people that this is a sham proceeding (in Louisville) -- that there was an attempt to exonerate these officers moreso than hold them accountable," Crump said Thursday of Cameron's decision.
The attorney general "did not get into the nuances" of the state probe with the family, Crump said, leaving many questions -- among them, why the Louisville officers were "executing this dangerous, unconstitutional -- we feel -- unjustifiable, no-knock warrant that was based on a lie."
"What did they present to that grand jury? That is the question everybody's asking," Crump told CNN.
The FBI investigation
On May 21, the FBI's Louisville office said it was investigating the circumstances surrounding Taylor's killing. Agents took documents from Louisville police and interviewed her neighbors, sources told CNN.
Robert Brown, FBI Louisville's special agent in charge, declined to offer extensive details but vowed to conduct "a fair, thorough and impartial" review.
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{videoPinner.setIsPlaying(true);videoPinner.animateDown();}}},onContentReplayRequest: function (containerId, cvpId, contentId) {if (Modernizr && !Modernizr.phone && !Modernizr.mobile && !Modernizr.tablet) {if (typeof videoPinner !== 'undefined' && videoPinner !== null) {videoPinner.setIsPlaying(true);var $endSlate = jQuery(document.getElementById(containerId)).parent().find('.js-video__end-slate').eq(0);if ($endSlate.length > 0) {$endSlate.removeClass('video__end-slate--active').addClass('video__end-slate--inactive');}}}},onContentBegin: function (containerId, cvpId, contentId) {if (mobilePinnedView) {mobilePinnedView.enable();}/* Dismissing the pinnedPlayer if another video players plays a video. */CNN.VideoPlayer.dismissMobilePinnedPlayer(containerId);CNN.VideoPlayer.mutePlayer(containerId);if (CNN.companion && typeof CNN.companion.updateCompanionLayout === 'function') {CNN.companion.updateCompanionLayout('removeEpicAds');}CNN.VideoPlayer.hideSpinner(containerId);clearTimeout(moveToNextTimeout);CNN.VideoSourceUtils.clearSource(containerId);jQuery(document).triggerVideoContentStarted();},onContentComplete: function (containerId, cvpId, contentId) {if (CNN.companion && typeof CNN.companion.updateCompanionLayout === 'function') {CNN.companion.updateCompanionLayout('restoreFreewheel');}navigateToNextVideo(contentId, containerId);},onContentEnd: function (containerId, cvpId, contentId) {if (Modernizr && !Modernizr.phone && !Modernizr.mobile && !Modernizr.tablet) {if (typeof videoPinner !== 'undefined' && videoPinner !== null) {videoPinner.setIsPlaying(false);}}},onCVPVisibilityChange: function (containerId, cvpId, visible) {CNN.VideoPlayer.handleAdOnCVPVisibilityChange(containerId, visible);}};if (typeof configObj.context !== 'string' || configObj.context.length 0) {configObj.adsection = window.ssid;}CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;CNN.VideoPlayer.getLibrary(configObj, callbackObj, isLivePlayer);});CNN.INJECTOR.scriptComplete('videodemanddust');
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