Louisville cop involved in deadly Breonna Taylor raid gets book deal

One of the Louisville, Ky., police officers involved in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor during a botched raid has landed a book deal about the case. 

Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, 48, is in the process of writing the book, titled: “The Fight For Truth: The Inside Story Behind the Breonna Taylor Tragedy.” The book will be edited and published this fall by the Tennessee-based Post Hill Press and distributed by Simon & Schuster., the published told Fox News.

The Post Hill Press declined to comment further. A released date has not been confirmed. 

Louisville police Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly is in the process of writing the book, titled: "The Fight For Truth: The Inside Story Behind the Breonna Taylor Tragedy."

Louisville police Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly is in the process of writing the book, titled: “The Fight For Truth: The Inside Story Behind the Breonna Taylor Tragedy.”
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Books published by the Post Hill Press focus on pop culture, business, self-help and Christian issues and conservative politics, according to its website. 

Mattingly was one of several Louisville officers who executed a “no-knock” warrant on Taylor’s apartment in the early morning hours of March 13, 2020 in connection with a series of drug raids. Kenneth Walker, Taylor’s boyfriend, shot at the officers with his legally-owned firearm and struck Mattingly. 

He said they did not announce themselves and was subsequently charged. The charges were later dropped. 

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The officers fired back and Taylor was struck multiple times. She later died.

Two officers – Myles Cosgrove and Brett Hankinson – were fired from the police force. Hankison was the only officer charged – three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment due to shots fired into a neighboring unit – in connection with the raid.

Mattingly is still with the department. 

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