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Officer involved in Taylor killing says actions were legal, moral & ethical

Officer involved in Taylor killing says actions were legal, moral & ethical

Jon Mattingly, one of the three officers involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor, sent an email to his colleagues taking aim at Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, the city’s public safety chief Amy Hess, and former LMPD Chief Steve Conrad. Mattingly alleged the three ’failed all of us in epic proportions’. ’I know we did the legal, moral and ethical thing that night’, he added.

Dust Phoxner
Dust Phoxner 4 weeks

If you have a problem with Taylors death your complaint lies with the legislators not the police following orders. Cops are not perfect but they preform a hard a job and risk their saftey for the saftey of the public at the very least they deserve your respect.

Aleksei 4 weeks

The true problem here is the war on drugs. Police should not be raiding homes for issues such as this. If we diverted the resources we are spending on the war on drugs to fight a harsher war on human trafficking I think we would see a positive change in this country.

Div Kay
Div Kay 4 weeks

Seems the only issue here is that these officers were dressed normally. Warrants where police raid homes out of uniform is ridiculous to me. Am I missing something?

eddy yetty
eddy yetty 4 weeks

There are many points about this shooting I didn't know till today. Definitely makes it alot less black and white (no pun intended) Get ready boys and girls it's going to be an intense night. Already have armed "protesters" attempting to brandish (stopped by other protesters) and had a U-Haul truck Show up with shields and weapons. Stay safe if you in the area.

Wes 4 weeks

N9 charges for lying to a judge then shooting an innocent bystander who did nothing wrong because an innocent homeowner fired a warning shot and they responded with blind return fire?! Lexington should burn tonite and every night until all officers involved are charged.

Jim 4 weeks

No way any cop gets convicted. They were there on a legal search warrant conducting a legal investigation and were shot at ( one cop hit). The other cops could have shot 10,000 rounds in that apt After the cop got shot and it would have been legal. Hard to say the cops inside can shoot while the cop outside can’t. The law is pretty clear any cop can shoot to protect any other cop. You would have to argue they didn’t have a right to shoot at someone who shot at them, like it or not. The question is about the drug laws not the shooting.

Wes 4 weeks

In what world is lying to a judge to get a warrant,kicking in a door in the middle of the night unannounced then spraying bullets randomly around an apt complex just,moral or ethical?! Keep telling yourself that your not a murdering criminal and maybe you'll be convinced but noone else will be thug.

Ryan 4 weeks

Might be legal, at the moment. But if you really think that the type of raids which lead to these mistakes are moral or ethical, then you suck.

C 4 weeks

"police and prosecutors have said that the officers knocked and announced themselves before breaking down the door. Taylor's boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, has said he heard pounding at the door, but he did not hear anyone announce they were police. He fired one shot at 12:43 a.m., according to his arrest citation, thinking intruders were breaking in. According to officials, Walker's bullet struck Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly in the leg, requiring surgery. Mattingly and officers Brett Hankison and Myles Cosgrove returned fire, shooting more than 20 rounds. Taylor was struck multiple times and died in the hallway of her apartment, attorneys for her family say. The coroner's office listed her time of death as 12:48 a.m." Louisville courier.

solodolo 4 weeks

2 main takeaways: 1. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. Breonna taylor chose to romantically involve herself with a drug dealer. I won't judge that decision. However, she knew the risks that are associated with that decision. Whether it be rival gangs or dealers, or cops, death and prison strongly correlate to that life decision. It is what it is. 2. Regardless of what the decision would have been, people were going to riot and protest. What happened to her was tragic, but her family received a 12 million civil judgement. Outside of bringing breonna back to life, I don't know what else could have been done to bring closure to this situation.

KOAN. 4 weeks

She was a known criminal who was involved in violent criminal activities.

John W
John W 3 weeks

The whole problem is the entire narrative is false, just like Jacob Blake the kidnapper. Mothers said he's stealing my car and my kids. They were nott Blake's kids.

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