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Louisville police, who was shot during a drug sweep into Breonna Taylor’s apartment, filed a petition against Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker.
Complaint, by Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, said Walker has committed malicious crimes, assault and intentionally caused mental suffering.
Walker, A licensed gun owner, said he believed intruders had entered the home.
But in the complaint, Mattingly’s lawyer said Walker “intentionally or maliciously” shot at the policeman, who was stabbed into the femoral artery in his upper thigh.
“Sergeant. Mattingly was shot and nearly killed by Kenneth Walker. He has the right and should use legal action to find a way to fix the injury Walker has inflicted on him,” his lawyer, Kent Wicker , said in a statement.
Last month, Walker filed a civil lawsuit against the city and police department. His lawyers argued that he was not arrested and charged again because of Kentucky’s “uphold” laws, as reported by NPR member WFPL.
Louisville police shot and killed Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency medical technician, during a raid at her home in March.
Mattingly and the two other officers involved in the raid did not face directly the state’s allegations of Taylor’s death.
As NPR’s Brakkton Booker reported, Louisville officials have come under considerable pressure to overhaul remedial tactics following Taylor’s death and subsequent protests. In June, the Louisville Metro Board unanimously voted to ban the bans.
In September, Louisville agreed to a $ 12 million deal with the Taylor family. The settlement includes a series of police reforms to be implemented by the Louisville Metro Police Department, including the creation of a housing incentive program to encourage officers to live in low-income neighborhoods. in the city.