Change of venue for trial requested by lawyer for former LMPD officer in Breonna Taylor case


The attorney for former Louisville Metro Police officer Joshua Jaynes has requested that his trial be moved to another location. Jaynes is a defendant in the federal case involving the death of Breonna Taylor. Specifically, Jaynes was charged with federal civil rights offenses and obstruction for his role in preparing and approving a forged search warrant at Taylor’s residence. Jaynes’s attorney, Thomas Clay, filed a motion Tuesday for a status conference with the following demands: that the trial be moved from the Louisville Division of the Western District to another location that the case be declared complex , citing the United States’ production of more than 100,000 discovery pages that require time to be reviewed That the case’s timelines be pushed back given its complexity Clay said pre-trial publicity that the case had received was the reason for the request for a change of location. According to the Justice Department, the warrants that Jaynes drafted created a dangerous situation for the officers serving the warrant and those at Taylor’s apartment. The DOJ alleges that Jaynes and co-defendant Kyle Meany knew of the danger and issued the warrant anyway. On Monday, the Justice Department requested a protective order due to the “large volume of sensitive information the government intends to produce.” filed for them

The attorney for former Louisville Metro Police officer Joshua Jaynes has requested that his trial be moved to another location.

Jaynes is a defendant in the federal case involving the death of Breonna Taylor.

Specifically, Jaynes was charged with federal civil rights offenses and obstruction for his role in preparing and approving a forged search warrant at Taylor’s residence.

Jaynes’ attorney, Thomas Clay, filed a motion for a status conference on Tuesday with the following demands:

  • That the trial be moved from the Louisville Division of the Western District to another location
  • That the case be declared complex, citing the United States’ production of more than 100,000 discovery pages that need time to review
  • That the deadlines for the file be extended given its complexity

Clay said the pretrial publicity the case had received was the reason for the request for a change of venue.

According to the Justice Department, the warrants Jaynes wrote created a dangerous situation for the officers serving the warrant and those at Taylor’s apartment.

The DOJ alleges that Jaynes and co-defendant Kyle Meany knew of the danger and issued the warrant anyway.

On Monday, the Justice Department requested a protective order due to the “large volume of sensitive information the government intends to produce.”

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