Cameron has gained national recognition over the past four months due to criticism of his failure to arrest Sgt. Jon Mattingly and detectives Myles Cosgrove and Brett Hankison. The three officers fired 20 shots into Taylor's apartment and killed her in a botched March 13 raid.
But Cameron has refused, trotting out a litany of reasons why the investigation is taking so long and taking time to do everything but focus on the case.
Thousands of people online were appalled on Tuesday night when he had the gall to mention Taylor's name during his Republican National Convention speech. He later posted his speech on Twitter.
Whether you are the family of Breonna Taylor or David Dorn, these are the ideals that will heal our nation’s wounds.
— Daniel Cameron (@DanielCameronAG) August 26, 2020
“In fact, it was Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, a future Republican president, who said democracy is a system that recognizes the equality of humans before the law. Whether you are the family of Breonna Taylor or David Dorn, these are the ideals that will heal our nation’s wounds,” Taylor told the Republican audience.
“Republicans will never turn a blind eye to unjust acts, but neither will we accept an all-out assault on Western civilization,” he added.
Cameron met with Taylor's family earlier this month and said the investigation was taking as long as it is because his office was awaiting the results of an FBI ballistics test, lab results and witness interviews, according to The Louisville Courier-Journal.
But on Tuesday, even Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear said he was growing tired of Cameron's slow response to the killing.
“We still don't have an answer or the facts in the Breonna Taylor case either. And those that are weary, imagine what that family must feel like having to wait this long. We at least need an explanation of what steps still need to be done on the process side. We need some finality in this investigation. Miss Taylor’s family deserves the truth," Beshear said during a press conference.
Oprah Winfrey, LeBron James, Cardi B and Beyoncé have all spoken out about Taylor's death and thousands online bashed Cameron for mentioning Taylor's name during his speech while having made little progress on her case.
As Blavity has previously reported, Cameron has also faced criticism for doing everything but arresting the three officers who killed Taylor.
Cameron seemingly got engaged on July 31 and has spent months battling Beshear over the governor's efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic. He sued Beshear over a mask mandate and has sought to limit actions the state can take to protect people from the virus, which has killed nearly 900 people in the state, infected almost 45,000 and caused about 5,000 people to be hospitalized.
Speaking of the Twitterverse, the disgust over Cameron's stunt was palpable.
This is Daniel Cameron, the former Black man and attorney general of Kentucky who chose not to do anything about Breonna Taylor's murder but just name dropped her during his speech at the RNC in support of Trump.
— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) August 26, 2020
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, whose job it is to decide if there should be charges brought against the officers who killed Breonna Taylor, is speaking at the Republican National Convention. Make of that what you will.
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) August 23, 2020
Here we go. Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron – who has yet to prosecute the cops who murdered Breonna Taylor – speaking well and truly from the sunken place. pic.twitter.com/YRcKer1zRU
— alexander hodge 小龍 (@xrhodge) August 26, 2020
But he did take time out on Sunday to remind the world that his office will not be making any announcements about Taylor's more than 5-month-old case anytime soon.
"There are rumors circulating about an announcement on Tuesday regarding our investigation into the death of Ms. Taylor. The investigation remains ongoing, and our office does not plan to make an announcement this week," he wrote on Twitter.