Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend Kenneth Walker, who was together with her the evening she was killed by Louisville cops in her house, is now being sued by one of many officers concerned within the lethal capturing.
Based on 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 once 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 referred to as the lawsuit “baseless try and additional victimize and harass Kenny.”
He additionally added, “Kenny Walker is protected by regulation 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 stated ‘we’re the police,’ me or Breonna didn’t have a cause in any respect to not open the door and see what they needed.”
Walker stated 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 identical time,” Walker remembered. “I’ve by no means been to battle, however I assume that’s what battle seems like.”
On Sept. 23, the grand jury returned three counts of “wanton endangerment” within the first diploma towards former officer Brett Hankinson for firing into one other condominium. A $15,000 cash bond was additionally connected to the costs. The opposite two officers, Sgt. John Mattingly and Det. Myles Cosgrove, weren’t charged and stay on the police power. Hankinson was fired in July.
Tried homicide costs had been filed towards Walker however all costs were dropped in May.
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