Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend sues Louisville PD, city

Kenneth Walker is seeking immunity from prosecution under Kentucky’s “stand your ground” law, local news outlets reported


By Joseph Wilkinson
New York Daily News

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kenneth Walker, Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend who was with her on the night she was killed, filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the city of Louisville and its police department.

Walker is seeking immunity from prosecution under Kentucky’s “stand your ground” law, local FOX affiliate WDRB reported.

This undated photo shows Breonna Taylor and boyfriend Kenneth Walker. (Photo/New York Daily News via MCT)
This undated photo shows Breonna Taylor and boyfriend Kenneth Walker. (Photo/New York Daily News via MCT)

Walker fired a single shot on March 13 when police officers burst into the apartment he and Taylor shared on a “no-knock” warrant. Police have said that shot struck an officer in the leg, but the lawsuit argues that officer was most likely hit by a bullet fired by a fellow cop, according to the Louisville Courier Journal.

Walker is also seeking compensation for “assault, battery, false arrest and imprisonment, malicious prosecution, abuse of process and negligence,” the Courier Journal reported.

Taylor, 26, was shot by police eight times. The officers who killed Taylor, Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison and Myles Cosgrove, have not been charged with a crime. Hankison was fired by the Louisville police department after Taylor’s killing but has appealed the decision.

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