One of the police officers belonging to the Kentucky Police Department, who was also involved in the raid that took place on March 13 is now countersuing the boyfriend of Taylor for emotional distress, assault, and battery.
The Louisville Courier-Journal reported that Seargent Jonathan Mattingly wrote a lawsuit against the 26-years-old Kenneth Walker, that the shot fired by Walker was, “outrageous, intolerable, and offends all accepted standards of decency or morality.”
In response Mattingly requests for a jury trial.
The officer’s attorney, in a statement issued by the Courier-Journal, said, “Sgt. Mattingly was shot and nearly killed by Kenneth Walker.” He further added, “He’s entitled to, and should, use the legal process to seek a remedy for the injury that Walker has caused him.”
The countersuit filed by Mattingly was a response to the lawsuit filed by Walker in the month of September, against the Lousiville police and the city.
Attorney General Daniel Camero, as well as Mayor Greg Fischer, were also the defendants on the list.
Walker requested in his lawsuit a prosecutorial immunity under “Stand Your Ground” state law.
The Louisville Metro police believe that the officers announced themselves while returning gunfire to Walker, who was the gun owner legally.
Walker told that he believed that the officers were some intruders. Walker was charged with murdering a police officer and assault of first-degree, but due to lack of evidence, the prosecutors had to drop all of the charges.