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Voters Reject Kentucky Judge Who Signed Breonna Taylor Warrant

Voters ousted Louisville judge Mary Shaw, who signed the flawed warrant in 2020 for the raid of Breonna Taylor's home, WDRB reports. Attorney Tracy Davis beat Shaw, who was first elected in 2006,100,870 to 98,503. Shaw was the only incumbent judge challenged in Jefferson County. Taylor was killed by police after her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, fired a shot after police burst into the home. Shaw signed multiple warrants for the raid, which revolved around convicted felon Jamarcus Glover. A warrant affidavit written by former detective Joshua Jaynes said he had "verified through a US Postal Inspector that Jamarcus Glover has been receiving packages" at Taylor's home."

A postal inspector later denied the report, and detective was fired. Jaynes was one of four former officers charged by the U.S. Department of Justice in the case. He is accused of falsifying the warrant affidavit to make a connection between drug suspect Jamarcus Glover and Taylor's apartment. No drugs were found in Taylor's home. Judge Shaw told the Louisville Courier-Journal, “I was disappointed by the results, but not surprised as there are so many false narratives surrounding the signing of the warrant which have circulated."


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