Louisville Sergeant Sues Breonna Taylor’s Boyfriend for Assault, Emotional Distress
Louisville Sergeant Jonathan Mattingly filed a counterclaim in Kentucky this week against Kenneth Walker, the boyfriend of Breonna Taylor that opened fire on Louisville Police during a raid on Taylor’s address, hitting Mattingly in the leg during the raid where officers return fire, killing Taylor.
Mattingly’s counterclaim filed in Jefferson County, Kentucky, alleges that he suffered severe trauma, mental anguish, and emotional distress as a result of the assault by Walker on March 13th, 2020 that sparked widespread protests in Louisville and around the country before the facts of the case were released.
Walker was initially charged with attempted murder in the case, although the charges were later dropped and Walker sued the City of Louisville, seeking immunity from prosecution through Kentucky’s “stand your ground” law.
In documents filed on the case, Mattingly’s legal team alleges “Walker’s conduct in shooting Mattingly is outrageous, intolerable, and offends all accepted standards of decency and morality.”
Walker’s attorney stated that Mattingly’s lawsuit was a baseless attempt at victimizing his client and stated that his client was acting in self-defense.