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ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND - JULY 05: In an aerial view from a drone, a large-scale ground mural depicting Breonna Taylor with the text 'Black Lives Matter' is seen being painted at Chambers Park on July 5, 2020 in Annapolis, Maryland. The mural was organized by Future History Now in partnership with Banneker-Douglass Museum and The Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture. The painting honors Breonna Taylor, who was shot and killed by members of the Louisville Metro Police Department in March 2020. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

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 PressSimon & 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.”