“We are seeking to ensure that there is justice and accountability for the tragic and unjustified police assault on Kenneth Walker and killing of Breonna Taylor in her home in the middle of the night,” Georgetown University Law Center professor Cliff Sloan, who is one of the lawyers representing Walker, told sources in a statement.
Police executed a search warrant on March 13, 2020, on the apartment Walker and Taylor shared while the couple was sleeping. Walker, thinking the officers were intruders, fired one shot at the front door and struck Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly in the leg. The returning gunfire from the police officers killed Taylor.
Walker was charged with assault and attempted murder of a police officer. The charges were dismissed with prejudice last week, preventing him from being charged with the incident.
In September, officials announced that none of the officers involved in the raid – Myles Cosgrove, Brett Hankison and Mattingly – would be charged in Taylor’s death. Hankinson was charged with three lesser counts of wanton endangerment for multiple bullets that penetrated a wall and entered a neighboring apartment.
Anonymous grand jurors later said that Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron (R) never recommended murder charges and that the jury was never permitted to consider such charges against the officers. This has created clouds of speculation regarding what truly happened that night and certain sources are calling for the firing of Attorney General Daniel Cameron.
Source: Tyshawn Smith