One Of The Cops Involved In Breonna Taylor's Death Just Got A Book Deal

Written by on April 15, 2021

One of many cops who participated within the no-knock raid that resulted in Breonna Taylor’s dying final 12 months simply obtained a e-book deal. 

Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, one of many three Louisville, Kentucky, cops who raided Taylor’s house in March 2020, is writing a e-book concerning the case, titled “The Combat For Fact: The Inside Story Behind the Breonna Taylor Tragedy,” the Courier-Journal reported on Thursday. 

Mattingly is identical man who, alongside along with his colleagues, fired greater than two dozen bullets into Taylor’s house whereas she and her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, had been asleep; the identical man who sued Walker, alleging that Walker’s actions precipitated him “extreme trauma, psychological anguish and emotional misery” after Walker witnessed his girlfriend bleed to dying after which was taken away in handcuffs; the identical man who, after Taylor died from not less than six bullet wounds, wrote an e mail saying, “We did the authorized, ethical and moral factor that evening.”

Who higher to inform the within story of the tragedy than one in all its perpetrators?

The e-book will likely be revealed by Tennessee-based Submit Hill Press and distributed by Simon & Schuster. Simon & Schuster declined to touch upon the document and Submit Hill Press didn’t instantly reply to HuffPost’s request for remark.

Submit Hill Press focuses on “Christian and conservative political books,” amongst different areas, based on its web site. The corporate has revealed a number of right-wing authors together with Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), who’s at the moment going through accusations of sexual misconduct, and Laura Loomer, a far-right, anti-Muslim extremist. 

At 1 a.m. on March 13 final 12 months, Mattingly, Brett Hankison and Myles Cosgrove executed a “no-knock” warrant at Taylor’s house in relation to a narcotics investigation. The officers didn’t announce themselves and entered utilizing a battering ram. Walker, who had no concept the intruders had been cops, fired his legally owned gun in self-defense.

“I don’t know what is occurring,” Walker stated in a 911 name. “Any person kicked within the door and shot my girlfriend.” 

Taylor was shot not less than six instances and died in her hallway. She was 26 years outdated.

An FBI ballistics lab decided that Cosgrove fired the bullet that killed Taylor. A search of her house discovered not one of the medicine or paraphernalia claimed within the warrant.

Hankison and Cosgrove had been each fired from the power, and Hankison was charged with three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment because of pictures fired into neighboring home windows. Not one of the officers, together with Mattingly, had been charged with homicide.

Mattingly remains to be a sergeant within the Louisville Police Division. He’s now additionally an creator.  

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