Police officer sues shot black woman's boyfriend

(BBC) – A police officer involved in the fatal shooting of black woman Breonna Taylor has sued her boyfriend for emotional distress, assault and battery.

Jonathan Mattingly was one of three officers who took part in a raid on Ms Taylor’s home in Kentucky in March.
Boyfriend Kenneth Walker said he feared they were intruders and allegedly fired a shot injuring Mr Mattingly. Returning fire, the police killed Ms Taylor.
Mr Walker’s lawyer condemned the civil lawsuit as “baseless”.
Ms Taylor’s death has been one of a number of incidents that have spurred protests in the US and around the world by the Black Lives Matter movement, amid wider calls for police reform.
The incident took place in March during a night-time drugs raid by police on an apartment in Louisville, Kentucky where Ms Taylor was staying with Mr Walker.

In an interview with police, Mr Walker said he believed at the time that Ms Taylor’s ex-boyfriend, Jamarcus Glover, had broken in, according to the New York Times.

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