Afternoon Briefs: Breonna Taylor grand jury recordings will be released; another firm pays special bonuses
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Kentucky AG will release Breonna Taylor grand jury recordings
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has said he will comply with a judge’s order to release a recording of grand jury proceedings in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor. Officers conducting a raid killed Taylor when her boyfriend opened fire, thinking the officers were intruders. On Sept. 23, grand jurors indicted former Louisville, Kentucky, police officer Brett Hankison on three counts of wanton endangerment for recklessly firing shots that endangered three people in an adjoining apartment. Two other officers were not charged. Cameron acknowledged Monday that he never asked grand jurors to consider homicide charges against the officers. He also said a grand juror who said he misrepresented the deliberations could speak publicly about their concerns. (The New York Times, Politico, the Washington Post)
Shearman & Sterling joins list of firms paying special bonuses
Shearman & Sterling is the latest law firm to announce that it will pay special bonuses to associates ranging from $7,500 to $40,000. The range is the going rate for law firms that have announced the bonuses. (Above the Law, Law360)
Law firm opens new administrative center, cuts some jobs
Thompson & Knight is opening an off-site administrative center in Columbus, Ohio, to handle document processing, finance, marketing, business development and “a suite of administrative resources.” Thompson & Knight is partnering with Williams Lea, a provider of business support services, to operate the new facility, called the TK Administrative Resource Center. Managing partner Mark Sloan told Law.com that positions for fewer than 18 people were cut as a result of the transition. (Thompson & Knight press release, Law.com)