Louisville Metro Police Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly has landed a book deal. If you are unfamiliar with Mattingly, he is one of the police officers that fired shots during the attempted search warrant execution that left Breonna Taylor dead in her apartment last year.
“The Fight for Truth: The Inside Story Behind the Breonna Taylor Tragedy” will be published sometime in the fall. Many are outraged about the book and are calling for a boycott of Post Hill Press. Simon & Schuster was originally slated to distribute the book but now they say they will not.
Mattingly was shot in the leg during the raid and later sued Kenneth Walker (Breonna’s boyfriend) for “severe trauma, mental anguish, and emotional distress”. Walker’s attorney, Steve Romines, says the suit is a “baseless attempt to further victimize and harass Kenny.”