‘Disappointed but not surprised’: Central Florida activists, legal expert react to grand jury’s decision in Breonna Taylor case

Video: ‘Disappointed but not surprised’: Central Florida activists, legal expert react to Breonna Taylor grand jury decision

ORLANDO, Fla. — This summer, the streets of Orlando were filled with people calling for justice in the killing of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.

And Wednesday, when it was announced that no officers will face charges relating to Taylor’s death, those activists were ready to speak out again.

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“Only one of them indicted by the grand jury, and it wasn’t even on murder,” activist Maxwell Frost said. “It’s ridiculous.”

He said he was “disappointed but not surprised” by the grand jury’s decision.

Activists that Channel 9 spoke with Wednesday said they want to have real conversations with elected officials here in central Florida because many are worried what happened in Louisville could happen here.

Professor Leroy Pernell, a law professor at Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University College of Law, explained to Channel 9 what he thinks went into the grand jury’s decision.

“I think, first of all, it is it’s always difficult to interpret a grand jury’s decision when you haven’t heard the testimony that was presented to the grand jury or other forms of evidence that was presented,” he said.

You can watch his full analysis in the video below.

Video: ‘Disappointed but not surprised’: Central Florida activists, legal expert react to Breonna Taylor grand jury decision