The family of Breonna Taylor, who is still looking for justice after police killed their loved one in her Louisville, Kentucky home in March, suffered another setback on Friday when the Kentucky Prosecutors Advisory Council voted unanimously to deny their request to appoint a new special prosecutor.

According to the Courier-Journal, Taylor's mother, Tamika Palmer, made the request in October, expressing concerns about Attorney General Daniel Cameron's handling of the case. The grieving mother asked the council to appoint a "competent and capable prosecutor willing to handle the case involving the death of my daughter."

In their latest decision, council members said state law doesn't allow them to replace the attorney general in favor of a new prosecutor. 

"We do not have the legal authority to fulfill the request that has been submitted," said Chris Cohron, a council member and the commonwealth's attorney in Warren County.

But the family is still determined to keep fighting for the 26-year-old woman who was killed by police while sleeping in her home with her boyfriend. Sam Aguiar, one of Palmer's attorneys, embodied the family's resilient spirit after the latest setback, saying he plans to file an action in court seeking clarity on the state law.

"If the court system were to come back and rule this is the mechanism to allow an aggrieved citizen to go and seek a new prosecutor, then obviously the PAC (Prosecutors Advisory Council) is going to have to really deliberate on the merits, rather than their authority," Aguiar said.

According to WDRB News, the family presented a 1989 Kentucky Supreme Court case to support their request. A judge, in that case, said the council can replace a prosecutor "in the event of 'incapacity,' 'refusal' or 'failure' to act in any certain case or cases 'without sufficient grounds,' 'inability' or 'conflict of interest.'"

Comparing the case to their own, Taylor's family said Cameron didn't accurately explain the law to grand jurors, present evidence correctly or "perform the job with honesty, integrity and free of bias."

But Cohron said the 1989 case involved a private lawyer aiding prosecutors. He added that the judge's remark was from a dissenting opinion. 

"This comment made by one justice lacks the power of law and is not only inapplicable to the present facts and circumstances but is not dispositive of the issue," Cohron said. 

Taylor's case has sparked nationwide protests, with demonstrators demanding accountability for the officers involved in the killing. The family's supporters once again expressed their outrage during the council's video-conferenced meeting on Friday.

"You're wrong, and you know it," one person told the council.

Another attendee said, "You have the authority. You're scared."

The council muted the audience as dozens of outraged voices were heard simultaneously.  

As Blavity previously reported, Cameron came under fire in September after failing to indict the officers who raided Taylor's home, claiming the operation as part of a narcotics search. The attorney general said sergeant Jonathan Mattingly and detective Myles Cosgrove were "justified in their use of force after being fired upon" by Taylor's boyfriend, Kenneth Walker. The other detective, Brett Hankison, was charged with wanton endangerment for shooting into a nearby apartment. 

"I know that not everyone will be satisfied," Cameron said. "If we simply act on outrage there is no justice – mob justice is not justice… Do we really want the truth or the truth that fits our narrative?"

Activist Tamika Mallory was among the group who blasted the attorney general during a press conference following the decision.

"Daniel Cameron is not here to protect citizens and to make the state of Kentucky safer," Mallory said. "But he was honest about one part. And that is that he is an advocate for police. And that he was going to be their voice and to do whatever is necessary to protect them."

According to the Courier-Journal, the Prosecutors Advisory Council features nine members. The panel includes Cameron, three commonwealth attorneys, three county attorneys and two citizens from the state. Cameron didn't attend Friday's meeting, but he was represented by a member of his team who didn't participate in the vote.