Newly leaked documents have revealed a deep connection between Breonna Taylor and her ex-boyfriend, Jamarcus Glover, and their involvement in a criminal drug ring and the murder of one of their associates.
An internal report written by Louisville Metro Police after officers fatally shot Breonna Taylor makes the case that she had more extensive ties with an accused drug trafficker than has previously been made public.
The findings of the 39-page report, supported by jail phone recordings and other documents obtained by The Courier Journal, detail multiple links between Taylor and Jamarcus Glover of Louisville, a main target in a narcotics investigation that prompted police to request a no-knock search warrant for Taylor’s apartment.
This never before released complete investigation from the LMPD includes surveillance images and recorded phone calls between Jamarcus Glover, Breonna Taylor and others on the warrants and shows just how involved Taylor was in Glover’s drug enterprise and why the police were at her house the night of her death.
The report reveals a deep connection between Breonna Taylor and Jamarcus Glover
An excerpt from the leaked report showed that on Feb. 14, 2020, Glover’s car was towed for a parking violation. According to the report, Glover tried to file a complaint against the officer and gave Taylor’s phone number as his own. Six days later, detectives from the Place Based Investigation team verified through a database that Glover was using Taylor’s home address — 3003 Springfield Drive — as well. The PBI squad was the group of detectives assigned to investigate Glover.
Then, on Feb. 24, the report further verified the link between Taylor’s home and Glover.
“Detectives received Jamarcus Glover’s bank records from Chase Bank,” the leaked report stated. “On these bank statements, Jamarcus Glover used 3003 Springfield Drive #4, Louisville, KY 40214 as his mailing address.”
Glover, who in addition to his 2015 drug trafficking conviction has several pending drug and weapons cases against him, was named on the March 13 warrant that sent officers to Taylor’s apartment. Taylor and a man named Adrian Walker also were named on that warrant.
According to another document, mail addressed to Glover was among the items seized from Taylor’s apartment following the shooting.
The leaked report stated that on Jan. 2, the PBI team saw Glover pull up to 2424 Elliott Avenue, a suspected drug house, in Taylor’s car. The team was conducting surveillance on the home which was described as a “trap house,” meaning drug deals allegedly took place there. The report included pictures of Taylor’s car at the scene.
Then, the next day, the report revealed transcriptions of recorded jailhouse conversations between Glover and Taylor in which they talk about Adrian Walker, another suspect in the case and the third person named in the Taylor warrant.
“You talk to Doug (Adrian Walker?)” Glover asked Taylor.
“Yeah, I did,” Taylor responded. “He said he was already back at the trap.”
In another conversation between the two just two hours later, Glover thanked Taylor for checking on him.
“When you’re around I stress more … ,” she is quoted as saying. “I just always be worried about you … not like you and b****, but just period with the police, like all kind of s***.”
In separate phone calls on Jan. 3, the conversations ended with each telling the other that they loved each other, the documents stated. Also, from January 2016 to January 2020, Glover called Taylor 26 times from jail. Another inmate called her seven times during that period.
According to the new information, once LMPD’s tech team installed a GPS tracker on Glover’s red Dodge Charger, the device indicated six trips to the 3003 Springfield Drive address in January 2020. LMPD’s surveillance efforts also produced pictures of Taylor at 2424 Elliott. The report included never-before-seen images of Glover picking up packages at 3003 Springfield.
The documents also alleged that back in 2016, the body of Fernandez Bowman was found in a car rented by Breonna Taylor. When LMPD detectives arrived at Taylor’s home to question her, Glover was there. Taylor told the detectives she did not know Bowman, that she had been dating Glover for several months and that she had let him drive the rental car. She also gave detectives her phone number, which was a number that Glover was still using as recently as February of this year, according to the documents.
That homicide victim was the brother of Damarius Bowman, one of Glover’s “associates” who has been arrested with Glover numerous times, the report stated.
The documents also included copious amounts of transcriptions of recorded jailhouse phone calls made by Glover, several of which were made to the mother of his child. On April 24, Glover told the woman, who was not identified, that officers “took my car … They got that bank statement out the arm rest, boom it got Bre’s address on there.”
In transcribed conversations from the morning of March 13, hours after Taylor was killed, Glover told the woman that Taylor had $8,000 of his money.
“Bre got down like $15 (grand), she had the $8 (grand) I gave her the other day and she picked up another $6 (grand),” he said, according to the documents.
Then, a moment later, he told the woman that “Bre been handling all my money, she been handling my money … She been handling s*** for me and cuz, it ain’t just me.”
And later, “I can walk in that house (Bre’s) and go directly to whatever it is no problem with it,” Glover said, according to the documents.
“While I’m frustrated that the information came out the way it did, I’m not frustrated that the public got access to the information in the case and wish they had more,” Aguiar said. “There is a lot of other information that we hope will come out soon.”
Sadiqa Reynolds, the CEO of the Louisville Urban League, said at a news conference Wednesday that she wants to know who knew of the information in the report, when they learned it and why it was leaked.
“I think that LMPD is playing catchup,” Reynolds said. “I think that whoever leaked that report wants to say, ‘See, this is why, now you understand why we did this.’ What we want to say back is it doesn’t justify her death.”
Nichols said he agrees that Taylor should not have died. He explained the report shows why the investigation led police to Taylor’s apartment in the first place.
The three LMPD officers involved in the shooting were placed on administrative reassignment, per department protocol. One of them, Brett Hankison, was fired after it was determined that he fired 10 shots “blindly” into Taylor’s apartment from outside. Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has not announced a timetable for when his office will decide whether to criminally charge the officers.