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Cop in Breonna Taylor Case Might File Suits of His Own

Attorney says Jonathan Mattingly has been unfairly called a 'murderer'
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 25, 2020 2:02 PM CDT

(Newser) – Two notable developments Friday in the Breonna Taylor case, including one about an officer involved in her fatal shooting. Meanwhile, Taylor's family held a news conference. Coverage:

  • Officer: The Louisville Courier Journal reports that officer Jonathan Mattingly, who was wounded in that night's shooting, might file civil lawsuits against those calling him a "murderer." The revelation comes from attorney Todd McMurtry, who called such statements "defamatory and actionable."
  • Video: McMurtry tweeted a video showing Mattingly being placed on the back of a truck after being shot. "They called him a 'murderer,' when all he did was defend himself," McMurtry wrote. It's not clear how he obtained the clip because the Louisville police department has denied the release of video related to the case.

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