Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, who has been heavily scrutinized for his handling of the Breonna Taylor case, will now have armed security protecting him and his family through the end of the year after he received threats to his safety, according to CNN. The Government Contract Review Committee approved Daniel Cameron’s request for security after he received “several serious, credible threats to the Attorney General’s health, welfare, and safety,” according to documents from his office.
The contract is reportedly retroactive from August 26 and will expire on December 31, 2020. The price to protect Cameron and his family was approved up to $300,000.
“Our office has received detailed threats against the Attorney General, his wife, and members of his family,” Cameron’s office told CNN in a statement. “The Attorney General’s protective detail determined that given the credibility of such threats, additional personnel and resources were needed to provide the appropriate level of security.”
The Department of Criminal Investigations deemed the threats credible and attempted to provide security through other means, according to a memo that was sent out by the attorney general’s office.
Officials reportedly requested help from the Kentucky State Police, local police departments, and the main security vendor, but due to several issues, they were unable to secure an agreement.
Cameron has been under fire for months due to his refusal to bring charges against the officers who killed Breonna Taylor, but things got real when he took the case to the grand jury in September, only to announce that there would be no charges directly related to her death.
One of the three officers who fired shots into her home as she slept did get charged with wanton endangerment for putting her neighbors at risk with his gunfire.
Cameron has since released grand jury recordings in an attempt to provide transparency with the process, but attorneys for Breonna’s family have called for a new prosecutor.
On top of that, Cameron recently filed a motion to ban jurors from talking about the case.
We’ll keep you posted on any updates.