‘Monsters are real:’ Twitter rages after cop sues Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend

Louisville Sergeant Jonathan Mattingly portrait shot from LMPD

Louisville Metro Police

Louisville Sergeant Jonathan Mattingly, one of the three police officers involved in the shooting of Breonna Taylor, decided to sue the boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, for “emotional distress.”

Taylor, an innocent 26-year-old woman with no criminal record of any kind, was shot to death in a no-knock raid on March 13, 2020. No officer involved in that raid received any charge for the death of Breonna Taylor. When the raid happened, Walker, a licensed gun owner, fired in self-defense and hit Mattingly’s leg.

“Walker’s conduct in shooting Mattingly is outrageous, intolerable, and offends all accepted standards of decency and morality,” said the lawsuit.

Twitter imploded upon hearing the news.

 ‘What kind of world are we living in?’

A photo of crime scene tape


Walker had initially been arrested and charged with attempted murder — as if this whole situation wasn’t outrageous enough.

Epitome of hubris

Demonstrator holding a sign in support of Breonna Taylor


Walker has a good defense, however. “Kenny Walker is protected by law under KRS 503.085 and is immune from both criminal prosecution and civil liability as he was acting in self defense in his own home,” said his attorney to CBS.

Nothing makes sense

Photos of the three officers responsible for killing Breonna Taylor


Mattingly’s attorney said, “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.”

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