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An officer involved in the shooting and killing of Breonna Taylor has filed a civil suit against her boyfriend for emotional distress, assault and battery.
Louisville Sergeant Jonathan Mattingly experienced “severe trauma, mental anguish, and emotional distress” because of Kenneth Walker’s actions on March 13.
Walker allegedly shot the officer when the police attempted to raid Taylor’s home. Walker says the officers did not identify themselves as police before he fired. He is a licensed gun carrier.
“Walker’s conduct in shooting Mattingly is outrageous, intolerable, and offends all accepted standards of decency and morality,” the lawsuit reads.
Following the incident in March, Walker was arrested and charged with attempted murder but the charges soon dropped. He then sued the Louisville Metropolitan Police Department and before seeking immunity based on the state’s “Stand Your Ground” law.
“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,” Walker’s attorney Steve Romines via CBS News.
“Even the most basic understanding of Kentucky’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ law and the ‘Castle Doctrine’ evidences this fact. One would think that breaking into the apartment, executing his girlfriend and framing him for a crime in an effort to cover up her murder would be enough for them,” he added. “Yet this baseless attempt to further victimize and harass Kenny indicates otherwise.”
None of the officers involved in the fatal shooting of Taylor have been directly charged with her death.