Jonathan Mattingly, one of the Louisville police officers who murdered Breonna Taylor, is now launching a suit against her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker. Mattingly is suing Walker for emotional distress, assault and battery after they barged into his home and he assumed the officers were intruders.
Local ABC affiliate WHAS received a statement from Mattingly’s attorney explaining their side’s intention to file a lawsuit claim against Walker, who has said in interviews that he was certain that the officers, who had a warrant, didn’t identify themselves upon entering thus why he used his legal firearm to defend his home.
“Sgt. Mattingly was shot and nearly killed by Kenneth Walker. He’s entitled to, and should, use the legal process to seek a remedy for the injury that Walker has caused him,” read the statement.
Mattingly, who was shot in the thigh and required surgery to repair his femoral artery, said in his lawsuit claim that the shooting was, “outrageous, intolerable and offends all accepted standards of decency or morality.”
On Twitter, reaction to Mattingly’s lawsuit has begun cropping up and we’ve got some of those responses and comments below.
Jon Mattingly, one of the Louisville Police officers who murdered Breonna Taylor is now suing her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, for emotional distress, assault, and battery.— African American Policy Forum (@AAPolicyForum) October 30, 2020
He stormed into Breonna’s home, killed her, and now torments those who loved her. https://t.co/nsfj3k5r7T
You telling me that a police officer that shot and K*LLED Kenneth Walker’s girlfriend, BREONNA TAYLOR, is suing the victim that lived for emotional distress??!!! Am I reading that right??!! Atp I wanna fight... https://t.co/2Ugv4ri1lV— thee heaux. 💜 (@arenay_) October 30, 2020
So let me get this straight... Jon Mattingly, one of the cops who killed Breonna Taylor is now suing her boyfriend Kenneth Walker for emotional distress, assault & battery???— alex (@AlexUlrichh) October 30, 2020
This is wrong on so many levels... pic.twitter.com/t9M7K57v51
Breonna Taylor's boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, is now being sued by one of the police who killed his girlfriend for financial gain. The cop is suing Walker citing that he now has emotional distress. He took his girlfriend from him, now he wants to take his money too. Fuck. That.— Kyla In The Burgh 🏳️🌈🏴☠️ (@KylaInTheBurgh) October 30, 2020
Tell me I didn’t just read what I just read cuz apparently one of the cops who killed Breonna Taylor is suing her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, for emotional distress.... are u fucking kidding me pic.twitter.com/Vk1edBfq83— npc.JaYdE (@CreativeJayde) October 30, 2020
New: LMPD Sergeant Jonathan Mattingly filed counter claims against Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend Kenneth Walker for battery, assault, and intentional emotional distress. He and his lawyer seem to be swinging for the fences here. They want punishment for Walker and money for damages pic.twitter.com/qFbzEw7GWm— Roberto Aram Ferdman (@robferdman) October 30, 2020
Perhaps the suit against Kenneth Walker will mean the videos and information that has been redacted will come to light.....— LainScape (@landis_lain) October 30, 2020