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back. and i want to go back. >> the vaccine produces a strong immunity response inpatients. >> this is the first time we've had an anti-vaccine before we've had the vaccine. top of the hour now. it is a beautiful saturday morning. it's good to be with you, i'm victor blackwell. >> thanks for being up with us this morning. i'm abby phillip in for christi paul. >> of course, we're going to talk this morning about reopening schools and which cities are moving in which direction. some are deciding to delay or just go full virtual. but we know the numbers around the country, some records being set. it's not making it easy to make that decision. >> not at all. and the world health organization is saying that a record number of new cases were reported in a 24-hour period yesterday. 284,000 cases.
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and for the fourth straight day, the u.s. reported more than 1,000 daily coronavirus deaths. the cdc says reopening schools for in-person learning in most of the country is safe. but the agency also says schools in the areas where more than 5% of covid-19 tests are coming back positive should consider staying closed. >> and we've got this from the food and drug administration it it's giving emergency use authorization for the first coronavirus test for cases without symptoms. the fda calls it a possible game-changer in helping to reopen schools and businesses. and to keep them open. >> let's bring in cnn's polo sandoval in new york city for a look at where we sand nationwide. polo, experts are saying they're seeing a plateau in some states. that's good news. but in other states we're seeing new records for cases and deaths. >> reporter: well, abby, consider, california, for example, now added to the list of the three states hardest hit
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since the start of the pandemic. florida and new york. the others have seen well over 400,000 cases. speaking of texas, they're close behind, with at least 280,000 cases. and, yes, there are parts of the lone star state that according to officials seem to be experiencing a plateau, albeit a high one. but you have other parts of texas where health officials are making very difficult life and death decisions. six months into the pandemic, and some of the nation's coronavirus stats are going from bad to worse. as the nation surpassed 4 million covid cases in over 145,000 deaths this week, california beat out new york as the state with the most infections to date. >> when we began to reopen our economy, we focused so much on when. but we didn't focus enough on how. to not only do it, but to educate individuals. >> reporter: on friday, california recorded its highest number of covid deaths. in hard-hit l.a. county, health
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officials are warning the virus may soon become a leading cause of death among residents. covid cases seem to be plateauing in some of texas' largest cities. but in one small south texas border county patients may be sent home to die. the hospital ethnics and triage deems them too sick to recover. the hospital is at capacity. that's also a common struggle for health facilities in florida which saw a nearly 84% increase in covid-19 hospitalizations since july 4th. as statistics hit record-breaking highs in the south and west, parts of the northeast are experiencing lows not seen since march. on friday, new york recorded its lowest number of hospitalizations in nearly four months. and with the approaching school year, just weeks away, parents and teachers facing uncertainty about when or if in-person classes will resume, amid a push to open schools. >> kids ought to have the option
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to learn in person and virtually. i think they ought to have choices. if teachers have immune systems, they ought to have options as well. >> if you are going to bring the children back -- >> reporter: dr. anthony fauci the nation's leading infectious disease expert urging school districts not to rush to any decisions. >> there are a lot of people with underlying conditions out there, tieng when you talk about forcing teachers to come back to school, you better be careful about that. and make sure you pay attention to, a., keeping them safe, and bnkt b., keeping them healthy. >> reporter: fauci not ruling out outdoor teaching. and face covering in the classroom. here in new york, though, hospitalization infection rates are trending fairly well. there is a concern that was highlighted by officials just yesterday. governor cuomo saying that they have noticed what he described
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as a significant increase in covid cases especially among those 21 to 30 years old. the governor directly linking that to some bars and restaurants in the area, throughout new york. many of them here in manhattan that, according to him, have not adhered to social distancing and mask-wearing mandates. so what we expect to see this weekend, victor, a task force established by the governor to enforce these regulations as they go out and enjoy the weekend. >> enforcement an important part. pao polo sandoval, thank you so much. the white house, sarah westwood is there. where the white house now says it's patriotic. >> that's right, victor, a shift in tone talking about coronavirus was pretty significant. it was very clear in the way the president for one started holding his daily briefings again and talking to reports
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about the pandemic. the white house had phased that out, trying to pivot away from that and spent weeks trying to paint a much rozier picture on how cases were throughout the united states. the president's admission this is going to get worse before it gets better was another significant shift from the president this week. as was this decision to cancel portions of the gop convention. the ones that would have taken place in jacksonville, florida, where cases and infection rates are continuing to climb. that would have been the largest night of the convention. the president had at one point wanted thousands of people to gather. wanted that big enthusiastic crowd. but the situation on the ground just wouldn't allow for that. so, the president conceding that this weekend. also acknowledging that some school districts are going to need to remain closed in the fall. that was a move away from what the president and other administration officials have sort of pushed into a one size fits all strategy to reopening schools. now there is an admission that some of those districts just cannot reopen their classrooms
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for in-person learning in just about a month's time. but despite all of that, the white house is arguing that the president has been consistent on the virus. that his tone has not changed. >> the president has been consistent on this. his wore a mask back at the ford facility. he carried around in his pocket. he showed it to you multiple times. he hasn't changed. in fact, just speaking on covid generally the way i've heard him talk privately in the oval office is the way he's talked out here. the only thing that's changed is the president taking dozens and dozens of your questions every day. he felt the way to the american people was to get out here and answering your questions and providing this directly. >> reporter: sources telling cnn it was the president's plunging poll numbers that finally convinced him to start pivoting back to the coronavirus, to start bringing back the briefings. an what allies and aides had been pushing him for weeks to
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endorse more masks. and that the polls showed there was a deep disapproval with the way the president has handled the pandemic so far. abby and victor. >> thanks. one of the greatest unknowns on the coronavirus is its impact on children. an official in dallas county, texas, said a 5-year-old boy just died from the virus. a local said there's been a sharp uptick in deaths in children. >> let's bring in keith meyer, medical corredirector at childr hospital in miami. doctor, i want to start with what we heard earlier this week from education secretary betsy devos as children and coronavirus. let's listen together. >> kids are actually stopping the disease.
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and they don't transmit it themselves. we should have kids in person, in the classroom. >> she is not a medical professional, you are. what's your reaction to what you heard there? >> well, good morning, there's obviously still a lot about we don't know about who spreads it and the different age groups. i think everybody supports the children to return to school when it's safe. again, we have to be patient. this is really a moving target and we have to be patient in the next two weeks to see what happens in august. >> yeah. i mean, you did hear her say children are stoppers of this virus. but i'm looking at these numbers. the positivity rate for kids, where you are in florida, it's in the double digits. what does that suggest about what might be happening to cause these children to become infected? and do you think we know enough to know whether or not they are transmitting the virus to other people, to their parents, to people that they encounter in
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their day-to-day lives? >> you know, that's a great point. we don't know, right. we don't know who spreads it. we don't know which population of children are more likely to spread it than others. quite frankly, the other risk, 32, if children do spread it, what happens to the older family members at home. you know, there's a lot of things that are uncertain right now. and hopefully, in the next month or two, we'll be able to work some of this out. there's a lot of very smart people working on this. hopefully, we'll get answers soon. >> so, we heard from the cdc with the supportive documents about how to reopen schools. one of the recommendations that was not listed was universal screening for temperature, for any symptoms at schools. we know some districts, some schools are implementing that. do you think that would be effective, considering that there are so many who are a symptomatic to screen kids when they come into the school building every day? >> so, i know the cdc recently updated some guidelines on
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school screening. and i don't know to your point, i don't know if taking the temperature would be a stopgap. as you said, as you said, a lot of the kids are going to be symptomatic and likely not have a temperature. you may pick up some of them but that's probably not going to be a very useful way to screen kids. >> when you just see kids in the hospital, you know, where you are, what are you seeing in their condition. i know there's a concern about this very rare multisystem inflammatory syndrome that we've seen globally. five dacases in miami-dade whene checked that. when you see kids coming in, what are you looking for? >> that's a great question. there's two buckets. there's children that get the acute covid infection and then
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there's kids that get the multisyndrome inflammatory system. those kids present with high fever for a few days. with complaints, rashes, headaches. i would encourage parents if you have a child who has a high fever for a few days, new rash, abdominal or diarrhea, don't hesitate. call. >> and we have a conversation in the context of adults is there a specific conversation, specific considerations that we should be discussing when talking about vaccines for children? >> are you referring to the covid vaccine? i'm sorry. >> yes, the covid vaccine. the covid vaccine that will eventually come. >> again, there's so much we don't know right now. everybody is trying their best to get some answers. hopefully, when more information comes out about the vaccine it will be easier to answer that
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question. sorry. >> dr. keith meyer, thanks so much for being with us. and, of course, there's so many questions we still have about coronavirus. and how that will impact potentially getting back into the classroom. thanks for being a part of the conversation. >> thanks. we now have our first hurricane -- breaking news of the hurricane season hannah. in just the last two minutes, it's been upgraded to a category 1. meteorologist allison chinchar is tracking the storm. she'll be back with us to talk about the suspected path. plus, remember an icon. this starts the days of celebrating the life and legacy of john luiewis. you're looking at the live picture of the ime church in
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well, today is the first of six days of events to celebrate the lifech congressman john lewis. his body is now en route from atlanta, to troy, alabama. that's where he was born and raised. and later this morning there will be a public service there at troy university. the celebration is the boy from troy. it's expected to include several of his siblings. they will be speaking. and he'll lie in repose there at troy university until this afternoon. >> and following those services a motorcade will take lewis' body to selma, alabama, a private ceremony will be at ime church and he'll lie until repose there until monday. and then at state here in washington, d.c. >> we'll have more on that in just a moment. we brought you breaking news a couple moments ago.
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hurricane hannah is moving towards the coast and could make landfall later this afternoon. >> meteorologist allison chinchar is tracking all of this from the weather center. we just spoke to you a few minutes ago and now we have a hurricane on hand. >> yeah, we knew this was going to happen. and we needed to know whether it was going to intensify or needed a few hours. it did go through a strengthening process overnight. with sfaustained winds over 70 miles per hour which officially makes it the first hurricane of the atlantic sconeason. the central pressure did drop and that's one of the signs that the storm is starting to strength. you have hurricane warnings basically in place from krrcorp christie area. to manfield. the winds are going to be gusty
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so power outages are possible along this stretch here. no, in terms of rain, you're starting to see some of those outer bands starting to push in not just in texas, but also portions of louisiana. widespread rain fall, three to five inches but there are spots that can take in eight, nine, even ten inches of rain before this pushes out. storm surge is a factor from corpus christi to rockport, three to five feet there. the surrounding areas, one, two, three feet of storm surge. and also the possibility of isolated tornadoes and water spouts. we've already had tornado warning so far this morning. those will likely continue into the afternoon. as we mentioned, victor, this is one of four systems that we're continuing to watch. we're starting to get closer and closer to the peak hurricane season now so it's going to likely stay active for at least the next couple of months. >> all right.
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♪ you are looking at live pictures from outside the brown chapel ame cherch in selm churc alabama. this is where the service for congressman john lewis will be held later this morning. celebrating the life and legacy of the late congressman. >> here now to reflect on the late congressman in mississippi is representative betnny thompson. chairman of the house committee. mr. chairman.
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thank you for being with us this morning. >> thank you for having me. >> you bet john lewis more than 50 years ago, i read. and you told "the jackson reporter" you knew that then she was destined to be great. tell me about the man you met there in the early '60s. >> well, there's no question, john lewis, when you meet him, you were quite struck about his humility. you were awestruck about his commitment to commitment and fair play but as important, he never met as stranger. he was always focused, he was always engaging. as a student i met him at college, awestruck by such a young person being so focused. and so, from that point on, john lewis became the man.
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and so, for all of the years after he continued to be the man. >> and i think the entire country really got to know him. he became a beloved figure in our politics. and our sort of national understanding. but one of his legacies could be that he kind of touches off some of this reckoning on race, we saw, in the fairfax area high school this week being renamed from a confederate general to john lewis. there's some talk of the edmund pettus bridge being renamed for john lewis. what does it mean to you, to see some of these changes, and i mean, what do you think john lewis would think of all of this? >> well, this would be john lewis' definition of good trouble. the fact that you change evil
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and make good out of it. the fact that he could demonstrate america how difficult it's been to talk about race. how difficult it's been for people of different backgrounds to come and speak as one. so, for all of us, to see after john's death, these monumental discussions and certain actions taking place is impossible. john was that kind of that individual. john lewis is a person you could disagree with and not fall out with. and so it was -- it was so heartening last week, to see democrats and republicans on the floor of the house, giving john lewis his accolades. but also to look at the tears
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being shed on behalf of john lewis and his life and legacy. so, he will be missed. his legacy will live on. but more importantly, we still have good trouble to do. we have the voting rights facing up. we have the black lives matter movement engaging us all over the country. so, we have this pandemic that's having significant impact on people of color. so, there are a lot of things that john lewis if he were with us today would be actively engaged in it. >> you know, you mentioned the black lives matter movement. and i want to transition now to those protests in portland. i mentioned at the top that you're chair of house homeland security. and you're holding a hearing next friday, this upcoming friday, about the dhs officials, police going to portland, we know they're heading to other cities. has acting secretary of homeland
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security chad wolf accepted your invitation? and tell me what you're trying to learn, what you're trying to deduce, coming up in the hearings on friday? >> you know i chair the homeland security, and when we see things happen, it's our job to look and make sure they're doing it correctly. so what we see happening in courtrooms, specifically, is the fact that when local officials have indicated that your presence is not wanted. your presence creates a more volatile situation, that should be considered. historically, dhs has gone in and worked with state and locals when they were requested. this is an unique situation we're faced with in portland, when they came in uninvited. unmarked cars, strange uniforms.
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picking up citizens off the streets in those unmarked cars. releasing them hours later with no charges. so, we're concerned about it. we want to get an understanding. and so part of how we do our business is conduct hearings. >> yeah. >> so, next, we will have the governor of oregon, as well as the attorney general, but we also invited the homeland security acting director. >> has he accepted that invitation? >> no, he has not. >> okay. >> but we've issued it. we hope that -- i think it's in his best interest to accept it. because too many people are saying is this who we are as a nation? that we're now showing up in military-style uniforms with not the proper markings, not the proper cooperation? and so, we need to talk about that and that's why we called this hearing.
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>> yeah. >> well, we'll be keeping a close eye what happens in portland and what happens potentially in your committee. congressman bennie thompson, thank you for being with us and sharing your memories of your friend congressman john lewis. >> thank you. stay with us for special coverage of congressman john lewis' special coverage all week. we'll be right back. ♪ all we do is hand you the bag. simple. done. we adapt and we change. you know, you just figure it out. we've just been finding a way to keep on pushing. ♪ they're going to be paying for this for a long time. they will, but with accident forgiveness allstate won't raise your rates just because of an accident, even if it's your fault.
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governor over an order aimed at slowing the spread of coronavirus. it limits businesses to 50% capacity, or 50 persons, whichever is fewer. and the last call of alcoholic drinks at 10:00 p.m. with meal n to talk about the concerns, the owner of blake street afternotavern in denver. chris, good morning to you. >> good morning, victor. >> i want to hear about your response to the governor pollis and then the group. first, let's hear from the governor. >> the state of inneebriating i in a public place, if you do want to, stay at home. don't let your judgment lapse. >> the governor went on to say if you're drinking and want to get drunk, do it at home with four people.
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but if you think later into the evening, socially distant groups of four start to mingle, and that could lead to spread in the 20 to 29-year-old age group. you filed suit, why? >> first of all, the governor doesn't drink, so, i'm not sure exactly what he's talking about, he believes that restaurants and bars that are blamed for positive cases in colorado. it's just no proof of that. here in colorado, we have 414 outbreaks as of tuesday. 17 of them are attributed to full-service restaurants. so, i'm not a math major, but i believe that comes out to be 4.8%. so, we're being blamed for all of the outbreaks. meanwhile, liquor stores are able to stay open until midnight. dispensaries are able to stay open until midnight. but the restaurant/bars in colorado, hundreds of us are and this rule about stopping at 10:00 p.m. or whatever, we're
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the good guys in all of this. we're the ones triple-regulating, we're the ones making people wear masks. and you know that the age group, they're not social distancing, they're not wearing their masks. they're gathering together, and they're not, obviously, following any covid protocol, unlike us. >> so, in watching that news conference and what we heard from the health director, their argument would be that a house party wouldn't be as many people as you would be allowed to be in your facility. i saw you got the rooftop set up by the socially distant tables for six and eight. but his argument is if you're at a house with four people and you're drinking, that's four people instead of the potential 40 that could mingle in or around your facility. and you say to that, what? >> you know that brings me back to my days at the university of colorado. okay. so, i'm going to invite three people over and i'm going to
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stop -- give me a break. i mean, at that age group, no one is going to count numbers. you're going to invite, 10, 15 of your buddies over. and you're not going to say, hey, did you sanitize your hands? did you put your mask on? keep your mask on at all times. they when you're drinking your beer. at my place, blake street tavern, we make people wear their masks when they walk in the door. and when they walk around the table, they must wear a mask. when they leave their table they must wear a mask. we don't mind doing that. and we make sure people are six-feet distancing. my place is hold 900 occupancy. right now, we're limited to 100. that's the point of the lawsuit. the point is i have great staff, we distance everybody apart from each other and make sure there are only groups of eight or fewer. and that's the regulation in colorado. eight or fewer. and i doubt our young friends
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are not adhering to that. >> yeah, i will say that setup you've got on the roof is very impressive. let me go here to what we saw this letter from nonprofit u.s. public interest group. they're in denver, based there. this letter from 150 medical professionals and they say -- let's put it up on the screen -- they say it's time to shut down and start over. in many states people can drink in bars, get a haircut, a tattoo, a massage and do a myriad of others but nonessential activities. nonessential business should be closed and limited to tykeout. if you don't take these measures it's measured in widespread suffering and death. what do you say? >> we have asked the governor and the colorado science and health for data and when were go to court on wednesday, we will find out about that because we
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have not seen that data. >> we will be following it. chris, fuseliier, thank you. we'll check in wednesday. how about that. >> thank you, sir. when we come back, authorities in kentucky are slow to release more information about the killing of breonna tayl taylor. but key information attributed to police may have attributed to her death. details coming up. jimmy's gotten used to his whole room smelling like sweaty odors.
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and killed breonna taylor. >> you know, there was video in the killing of george floyd, also in rayshard brooks, but there is none here. but we are getting a better understanding of what happened when she was killed. drew griffin has details. >> reporter: for breonna taylor's family, it boils down to one question, why were police breaking down her door in the middle of the night. >> they should have never been there in the first place. should have never happened. >> reporter: a cnn analysis kind finds key information that led louisville police to kill breonna taylor. some facts are in dispute, these are not. police raided taylor's apartment and you the suspicion she was involved with handling money and drugs for an alleged louisville drug dealer her ex-boyfriend
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jamarcus glover. when it was over, police found no drugs, no money in her apartment. taylor, a 26-year-old emergency room technician who worked two jobs, who had never been convicted of a crime, was dead. shot five times by police. >> 911 operator, what is your emergency? >> i don't -- i don't what happened. somebody kicked in the door and shot my girlfriend. >> reporter: to understand how this tragedy unfolded that night you have to come to the door where it unfolded just before 1:00 a.m. march 13th. officers from the louisville police department arrived with a no-knock warrant but say they did knock way. sergeant john mattingly in this interview admits he had limited information. >> they said she was probably there alone. so we determined time, banged on the door. no response. banged again, no response. at that point, we started
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announcing ourselves, police, we have a search warrant. >> reporter: inside, breonna taylor was not alone. she had dozed off next to her boyfriend kenneth walker. walker saying the banging scared them figuring it was taylor's egs boyfriend breaking in. >> hee's like, who is it at the top of her lungs? i grabbed my gun which is legal to carry, i never even fired my gun outside of the range, i'm scared to death. >> reporter: walker said he never heard anyone say anything to police including a neighbor just inches away. what they heard was shouting, banging, gunshots. >> the door comes off the hinges. just one shot. and then all of a sudden, there's a whole lot of shots. there's just shooting. we're both on the ground, and when all the shots stop. i'm panicking, she's right there on the ground bleeding.
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>> reporter: walker said he purply aimed his gun toward the ground. sergeant john mattingly was struck in the leg and was one of the three officers who returned fire. >> as soon as the shot, i could feel the heat in my leg. i just returned fire. i got four rounds off. it was simultaneously. boom, boom, boom, boom. >> reporter: mattingly is on administrative reassignment, along with a second officer who fired shots that nice, myles cosgrove. the third officer, detective brent hankinson was standing outside and fired ten rounds through a closed and curtained patio door. he's been fired. but according to the police chief, his blind shooting displays an indifference to human life. >> i was asleep. i woke up to gunshot. it scared me. they were just going off. >> reporter: the gunshots went through walls, windows, bullet
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holes found everywhere. in a kitchen, bedroom, in a neighbor's apartment with small children nearby. multiple neighbors called 911 asking for police, only to find out later it was the police. one of the neighbors recorded this video of taylor's boyfriend being arrested while pleading for police to help his girlfriend bleeding inside. all charges against the boyfriend kenneth walker would be dropped. >> you could tell it was brutal. >> reporter: breonna's sister was out of town that night. returned to find her bedroom in bullets in a pool of her sister's blood. >> when we had to clean up and what was in there, it was wow, that is horrific. >> reporter: attorneys for taylor's family say it began well before he knocked down the
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door. >> sloppy, getting a no-knock warrant when it was not necessary. >> reporter: police got five warrants approved. four suspected drug dealers and drug dealer houses, lumped into that was the one for breonna taylor's apartment. police told the judge taylor was jamarcus glover's current girlfriend. and the warrant suggests that taylor was having drugged delivered. her family said the information police had on taylor was outdated and incorrect. she hadn't dated glover in months. the package they saw picking up was likely a pair of shoes. and despite what officers were told before the raid, breonna taylor certainly did not live alone. the family lawsuit against police summed it up as the incredibly stale nature of this intelligence. >> we just want the truth to come out. and we don't want to rush anything. and we know it's complicated.
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>> reporter: circuit court judge mary shaw who signed the warrants tells cnn in a statement, she spent more than 30 minutes considering the warrant application. and consequently made the probable cause determination required of me by law. breonna taylor's death was a tragedy, the judge told cnn. her death will stay with me forever. taylor's family wants more than sympathy and understanding. they want police officers charged with murder. >> i'm sure your attorneys have told you, that is hard to do in the united states. >> oh -- we don't expect it to be easy. we don't expect the truth to be easy. it's not easy. but we know the truth. and we're willing -- we're going to fight this to the end, you know what i mean. so, i mean, she's just brie yn th breonna taylor to you all but this is our family. she's going to get the justice she deserves. >> from the three officers involved in the shooting that night, only one has responded to
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cnn's request for comment. sergeant john mattingly, through his attorney, says he was not involved in the planning, was just following orders. and at all times, followed established police procedures, louisville remains on edge, waiting to see if any of those officers will be charged in brie yn th breonna taylor's death. drew griffin, cnn, atlanta. >> drew, thank you for the report. thank you for watching. "smerconish" is up next. we'll see you again in an hour from now. come on, no no n-n-n-no-no only discover has no annual fee on any card.
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