Breonna Taylor's boyfriend Kenneth Walker, who was with her the night she was killed by Louisville police officers, is now being sued by one of the officers involved in the fatal shootout.
According to the CBS, a civil lawsuit filed by Louisville Sergeant Jonathan Mattingly alleges that he has experienced "severe trauma, mental agony, and emotional stress." Kenneth Walker, a licensed gun owner, was mistaken for intruders by the police when they stormed Taylor's apartment on March 13 and fired a shot that hit Mattingly in the leg.
The lawsuit states: "Walker's behavior in shooting Mattingly is outrageous, intolerable, and violates all accepted standards of decency and morality."
Walker's attorney called the lawsuit "an unsubstantiated attempt to further harass and harass Kenny."
He added, "Kenny Walker is legally protected under KRS 503.085 and protected from both criminal prosecution and civil liability for having served in his own home in self-defense."
On October 14th, Walker told Gayle King, “If it was the police at the door and they just said we were the police, I or Breonna had absolutely no reason not to open the door and see what they wanted to be . "
Walker said that since he believed they were intruders, he fired a shot as a warning. But that shot hit Hankison. Officers then released a barrage of gunfire that killed Taylor.
"I don't think I've ever heard so many shots at once," recalled Walker. "I've never been to war, but I assume that's what war sounds like."
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On September 23, the grand jury returned three "willful endangerment" cases against ex-officer Brett Hankinson for shooting into another apartment. The fees also included a $ 15,000 bond. The other two officers, Sgt. John Mattingly and Det. Myles Cosgrove, have not been charged and remain with the police. Hankinson was released in July.
Attempted murder charges were brought against Walker, but all charges were dropped in May.
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