Breonna Taylor’s Boyfriend Is Seeking Immunity As he Sues Louisville Police
Breonna Taylors boyfriend Kenneth Walker remains restless since the passing of his darling girlfriend.
TMZ reports that he is now going after Louisville police for the allegedly bungle raid at her home that left Breonna dead.
He claims he’s a victim of police misconduct … and he didn’t actually shoot one of the officers.
Walker filed a civil lawsuit Tuesday, asking the judge for a declaration of immunity from prosecution in the criminal case for firing a single “warning shot” after cops rammed the door to enter Taylor’s apartment in the middle of the night back in March while executing a search warrant.
The cops are claiming Walker’s shot struck Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly in the femoral artery in his thigh, but his legal team refutes that.
Walker’s lawyers say evidence indicates that police may have shot Mattingly as they were “drunk shooting from various angles.”
Walker was interrogated by police after the shootings and was then wrongfully and illegally arrested, detained, charged and prosecuted.
Walker now wants to make use of Kentucky’s stand your ground law, which he claims operates to prevent law enforcement from prosecuting him after he fired the shot in self-defense.
The attorney seems to be saying Walker had a right to fire a shot under the stand your ground law, so he would therefore be immune from criminal prosecution.
He’s specifically concerned about being hit with an attempted murder charge that was previously dropped without prejudice.
Breonna Taylors boyfriend is also seeking damages for assault, battery, false arrest and imprisonment, malicious prosecution, abuse of process and negligence stemming from the incident.
None of the officers involved in the raid and shooting of Taylor have been arrested, though one cop — Brett Hankison — has been fired.