Includes Kenton County Commonwealth’s Attorney Rob Sanders, State Rep. Ed Massey (R-Hebron) and Covington PD Lt. Bryan Bogard
FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 6, 2021) – Attorney General Daniel Cameron today announced the members of the Attorney General’s Search Warrant Task Force. Groups that are involved with or are affected by the search warrant process selected the individuals.
The representatives include members of the judiciary, legislators, law enforcement, prosecutors, the Public Advocate, local officials, a representative of the NAACP, and citizen members.
Representatives from Northern Kentucky include Rob Sanders, Kenton County Commonwealth’s Attorney, Lieutenant Bryan Bogard, Covington Police Department and State Rep. Ed Massey, R-Hebron, who chairs the House Judiciary Committee
Attorney General Cameron formed the Search Warrant Task Force by Executive Order and charged the group with reviewing the search warrant process in Kentucky.
The task force will develop best practices for the effective and safe execution of search warrants in the Commonwealth with the goal of establishing Kentucky’s search warrant process as a national model.
“I appreciate the men and women who have agreed to join the task force and give their time and knowledge in service to the Commonwealth,” said Attorney General Cameron. “My hope is that the group’s review of our search warrant process will improve public safety by ensuring that Kentucky utilizes best practices when securing and executing search warrants.”
The following individuals will serve on the Attorney General’s Task Force (*denotes Northern Kentucky participants):
Denise Bentley, Former Democrat Louisville Metro Councilwoman, Legislative Assistant to Metro Council District 5, representing citizens at-large
*Lieutenant Bryan Bogard, Covington Police Department, representing the Kentucky Fraternal Order of Police
Colonel Phillip Burnett, Jr., Commissioner, Kentucky State Police
Judge Foster Cotthoff, District Court Judge, 3rd Judicial District, Christian County, representing the Kentucky Court of Justice
Judge Charles Cunningham, Circuit Court Judge, 30th Judicial Circuit, Jefferson County, representing the Kentucky Court of Justice
Jeff Gregory, Mayor, City of Elizabethtown, representing the Kentucky League of Cities
Nicolai Jilek, Commissioner, Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training
*Representative Ed Massey, Chair, House Judiciary Committee
Ramon McGee, Attorney, The Law Office of Ramon McGee, representing the Kentucky Conference of the NAACP
Chief Joe Monroe, University of Kentucky Police Department, representing the Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police
David L. Nicholson, Circuit Court Clerk, Jefferson County, representing the Kentucky Association of Counties
Damon Preston, Public Advocate
Joseph Ross, County Attorney, Logan County, representing the Kentucky County Attorneys Association
*Rob Sanders, Commonwealth’s Attorney, 16th Judicial Circuit, representing the Kentucky Commonwealth’s Attorneys’ Association
Sheriff Walt Sholar, Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office, representing the Kentucky Sheriffs’ Association
Detective Elizabeth Thomas, Lexington Police Department, representing the Kentucky Narcotics Officers Association
Senator Whitney Westerfield, Chair, Senate Judiciary Committee
George Wright, Professor, Senior Adviser to the President, and Vice President for Institutional Diversity, University of Kentucky, representing citizens at-large
The task force will announce the date of its first meeting in the coming days.
Office of the Kentucky Attorney General
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