Louisville, KY — In March of this year, Kenneth Walker was in bed with his girlfriend, Breonna Taylor, when armed intruders kicked in his door and murdered Taylor in front of him. As he begged for them to stop shooting, Walker watched Taylor gasping for life, choking on her own blood after being filled with taxpayer-funded bullets and eventually die in the hallway. He was then arrested and charged with attempted murder for defending himself, and faced the idea of spending the rest of his life in a cage for a crime he did not commit.
Needless to say, anyone in their right mind would understand that Walker faced an enormous amount of emotional distress over this botched raid which police have continued to cover up and sweep under the rug. Showing exactly how disgraceful and shameful this system is, however, instead of apologizing to him for playing a role in the murder of his innocent girlfriend, a brave EMT working the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic, one of these cops is suing Walker — for “emotional distress.”
The lawsuit claims Louisville Sergeant Jonathan Mattingly experienced “severe trauma, mental anguish, and emotional distress” because of Kenneth Walker’s actions on March 13. The lawsuit claims that because Walker defended himself from the armed gang of plainclothes cops who broke into his home looking for a man they had already arrested, this caused the officer distress.
Anyone in their right mind, who heard and saw a gang of plainclothes men, who did not say they were cops, running toward them with guns blazing, would defend themselves, which is exactly what Walker did. He fired a single round that struck Mattingly in the leg. In return, cops fired dozens of round back at him, hitting his innocent girlfriend in the process.
“Walker’s conduct in shooting Mattingly is outrageous, intolerable, and offends all accepted standards of decency and morality,” the lawsuit said, citing one of the legal standards for intentional emotional distress.
Imagine having the audacity to claim that defending yourself inside your own home against armed intruders who murdered your girlfriend is “outrageous, intolerable, and offends all accepted standards of decency and morality.” These folks have reached a new low.
Naturally, Walker’s attorney called Mattingly’s lawsuit for emotional distress a “baseless attempt to further victimize and harass Kenny.”
“Kenny Walker is protected by law under KRS 503.085 and is immune from both criminal prosecution and civil liability as he was acting in self defense in his own home,” attorney Steve Romines said in a statement obtained by CBS News. And he’s right.
For those who may be unaware, Walker is a legally registered gun owner. What’s more, the state of Kentucky uses the Castle Doctrine with a “stand your ground” law. Walker was well within his rights to engage the armed intruders who had no right to be in his home that night — badge or not.
Walker was engaged in no unlawful activity. He has no criminal history and was just starting a new job with UPS. No drugs were found at the home and he is not facing any drug charges because cops botched the warrant and were not even supposed to be there.
“Even the most basic understanding of Kentucky’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ law and the ‘Castle Doctrine’ evidences this fact. One would think that breaking into the apartment, executing his girlfriend and framing him for a crime in an effort to cover up her murder would be enough for them,” Romines added. “Yet this baseless attempt to further victimize and harass Kenny indicates otherwise.”