Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron fired back at critics Thursday after he was repeatedly attacked as a race traitor for his handling of the Breonna Taylor shooting investigation.

“It is so unfortunate that because I have a different political philosophy and because of my role as the attorney general and as the special prosecutor in the Breonna Taylor investigation, because I led with the facts and the truth and had that lead to the conclusion, somehow I betrayed my race,” Cameron told “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

Cameron, who is Black, was thrust into the national spotlight last week after he announced that a Jefferson County grand jury would bring no murder charges against three Louisville police officers in connection with Taylor’s death. His announcement prompted harsh attacks from celebrities and mainstream media outlets, who were quick to label him “a sell-out,” and a “hollow skull.”

One activist who co-founded the Women’s March told Cameron that he was “used by the system to harm your own mama.” Beyonce, George Clooney, Jennifer Aniston, and comedian D.L. Hughley have all shared their distaste for Cameron’s words and actions following the indictment this week.

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“It is repugnant, it is so disappointing, but it’s par for the course,” Cameron told host Tucker Carlson Thursday. “Anytime someone stands for the truth, and when that truth is different from a narrative that has been pushed by others, this is how they respond.”

Cameron added he decided to finally address the personal attacks to show “that enough is enough.”

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The 34-year-old made history last year when he was elected the commonwealth’s first Black attorney general. He is also the first Republican to hold the position in more than

One of the officers involved in the fatal police shooting of Breonna Taylor is crowdsourcing a fundraiser for his retirement. 

Detective Myles Cosgrove, one of three officers involved in the March incident, said he has received threats against his safety and is looking to leave the Louisville police force, according to the Courier Journal.

“It has recently become clear that it will be impossible for Myles to safely return to his position serving the community with the Louisville Metro Police Department,” Cosgrove’s family wrote on an online campaign post that seeks to raise $75,000. 

As of Thursday evening, the fund has received more than $40,000. 

Taylor was killed when Cosgrove and two other officers served a no-knock warrant on her apartment. Taylor’s boyfriend, fearing a break in, fired his gun at the officers, sparking a gunfight that resulted in her death.

Last week, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, a Republican who spoke at the party’s national convention this summer, announced none of the officers involved in the incident would be charged with her murder. 

 

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The Louisville police officer who fatally shot Breonna Taylor is currently raising money to fund his retirement.



a man wearing a suit and tie: Louisville Det. Myles Cosgrove is raising funds for his retirement on an online crowdfunding site.


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Louisville Det. Myles Cosgrove is raising funds for his retirement on an online crowdfunding site.

Detective Myles Cosgrove was one of three Louisville officers who fired shots into Taylor’s apartment last March after breaking in to serve a search warrant related to Taylor’s ex-boyfriend.

Taylor, an emergency room technician, died from multiple gunshot wounds sustained in the botched raid.

Now, Cosgrove is seeking funds on the “Christian crowdfunding site” GiveSendGo so he can “purchase the remainder of his service time” and retire, according to the fundraiser’s description. He wants to focus on his family’s safety, which, per the description, has been threatened since protests erupted after Taylor’s killing.

“Myles’ reputation has been completely dismantled and the psychological trauma is something that he will have to cope with for the rest of his life,” the fundraiser description reads.

Jarrod Beck, an attorney for Cosgrove, confirmed to CNN that the page was set up by members of Cosgrove’s family but declined to comment further. CNN also reached out to GiveSendGo to comment on the campaign and is waiting to hear back.

The detective is currently seeking $75,000 and, as of Wednesday morning, has raised over $9,000.

The Louisville Courier Journal was the first to report about the fundraiser.

Cosgrove and Officer Jonathan Mattingly were two of the three officers present the night of March 13 when Taylor was killed.

Neither were indicted for their actions that night, though Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron said Cosgrove fired the fatal shot — which he said was justified because Taylor’s boyfriend fired at officers first.

A third officer, Brett Hankison, has been indicted on three counts of wanton endangerment in the first degree for firing