Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend Kenneth Walker, who was along with her the evening she was killed by Louisville law enforcement officials in her house, is now being sued by one of many officers concerned within the lethal capturing.
In accordance with CBS, a civil lawsuit by Louisville Sergeant Jonathan Mattingly claims he skilled “extreme trauma, psychological anguish, and emotional misery.” Kenneth Walker, a licensed gun proprietor, thought the police had been intruders after they barged into Taylor’s condominium on March 13 and fired a shot that hit Mattingly within the leg.
The lawsuit says, “Walker’s conduct in capturing Mattingly is outrageous, insupportable, and offends all accepted requirements of decency and morality.”
Walker’s lawyer known as the lawsuit “baseless try to additional victimize and harass Kenny.”
He additionally added, “Kenny Walker is protected by legislation underneath KRS 503.085 and is immune from each legal prosecution and civil legal responsibility as he was performing in self protection in his own residence.”
On October 14, Walker told Gayle King, “If it was the police on the door and so they simply mentioned ‘we’re the police,’ me or Breonna didn’t have a purpose in any respect to not open the door and see what they needed.”
Walker mentioned that, believing it was intruders, he let off one shot as a warning. However that shot struck Hankison. The officers then launched a barrage of gunfire, which killed Taylor .
“I don’t suppose I ever heard so many gunshots all on the similar time,” Walker remembered. “I’ve by no means been to conflict, however I assume that’s what conflict appears like.”
On Sept. 23, the grand jury returned three counts of “wanton endangerment” within the first diploma in opposition to former officer Brett Hankinson for firing into one other condominium. A $15,000 cash bond was additionally hooked up to the fees. The opposite two officers, Sgt. John Mattingly and Det. Myles Cosgrove, weren’t charged and stay on the police drive. Hankinson was fired in July.
Tried homicide prices had been filed in opposition to Walker however all prices were dropped in May.
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