Breonna Taylor was a 26-year-old emergency medical technician (EMT) who was shot and killed by Louisville Metro Police on March 13 shortly after they served a no-knock warrant at her apartment at 12:43 a.m. where she and her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, were sleeping.
Walker, who shot at what his lawyer said he believed to be intruders, has been charged with the attempted murder of a police officer after he struck Mattingly’s femoral artery.
Here are the three narcotics detectives involved in the incident, according to an archive of police shootings for the year 2020:
Jonathan Mattingly, a 47-year-old sergeant with 19 years on the force
Brett Hankison, a 44-year-old detective with 17 years on the force
Myles Cosgrove, a 42-year-old detective with 14 years on the force
The three belong to the
There are several officers with the last name Mattingly at the police department including Officer Alex Mattingly, Real Time Crime Center Analyst Kaitlyn Mattingly and Officer Brent Mattingly; it is unclear if any of these individuals are related to Jonathan Mattingly.
During the raid, Mattingly was shot in the upper thigh and the bullet struck his femoral artery, according to local TV station WHAS-11. He underwent surgery on his leg and is expected to make a full recovery, according to LMPD Chief Steve Conrad.
Mattingly’s injuries, inflicted by Walker during the raid, are the basis of the attempted murder charges against Kenneth Walker.
Mayor Greg Fisher told Wave News that Walker’s prosecution will go forward and a special prosecutor will be appointed to investigate the Public Integrity Unit‘s investigation, once it is completed:
My office has been in conversation with Commonwealth Attorney Tom Wine’s office. I understand he will be recusing himself from this case, as he has a conflict – he is handling (the) prosecution of the person who is charged in the shooting of Officer Jonathan Mattingly during the incident.
Sat, Mar 14, 2020 – A6 · The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky) · Newspapers.com
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