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Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, who was shot while serving a “no-knock” warrant at the home of Breonna Taylor, has filed a lawsuit against her boyfriend Kenneth Walker III for battery, assault, and emotional distress. He claims he is entitled to damages for medical treatment, trauma, and pain he suffered after Walker’s shot. Mattingly’s attorney, Kent Wicker, said in a statement,
He’s entitled to, and should, use the legal process to seek a remedy for the injury that Walker has caused him.
Walker’s attorney, Steve Romines, called Mattingly’s lawsuit,
The latest in a cycle of police aggression, deflection of responsibility, and obstruction of the facts in what is an obvious coverup. The counterclaim just brings it full circle. If Kenny can be sued for defending himself, make no mistake, all lawful gun owners’ rights are at risk. And that should scare everyone. We intend to defend Kenny from baseless charges intended to harm, intimidate, and cover up the events of March 13th.