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The Louisville police officer was shot dead when he was attacked by illegal narcotics at Breonna Taylor’s apartment. He has filed a countersuit against Taylor’s boyfriend Kenneth Walker.
The suit was brought by the sergeant. Jonathan Mattingly said Walker was guilty of beatings, beatings and intentional emotional distress.
Walker The licensed gunman said he believed the intruder had entered the home.
But in the complaint, Martin’s lawyer said that Walker “intentionally or maliciously” shot the police officer and the officer was hit in the femoral artery in the upper thigh.
His attorney Kent Wicker said in a statement: “Sergeant Martinley was shot and nearly killed by Kenneth Walker. He has the right and should use legal procedures to give Walker Seek remedy for the injury he caused.”
Last month, Walker filed a civil lawsuit against the city and the police station. His lawyers argued that because of Kentucky’s “firm foothold” laws, he was saved from being arrested and prosecuted again, as reported by the NPR member radio station WFPL.
Louisville police shot and killed 26-year-old emergency medical technician Taylor in a raid on her home in March.
Matting and the two other officers involved in the raid did not directly face state charges for Taylor’s death.
As reported by NPR’s Brakkton Booker, following Taylor’s death and the subsequent protests, Louisville officials were under tremendous pressure and needed to Reform policing strategy. In June, the Louisville City Council voted unanimously to pass a warrant banning knocks.
In September, Louisville agreed to a $12 million settlement with Taylor’s family. The solution includes a series of police reform measures to be taken by the Louisville Metro Police Department, including the development of a housing incentive plan to encourage officials to live in low-income communities in the city.