Breonna Taylor’s Boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, Sues Police & City of Louisville For Immunity/Gross Negligence
According to reports, Kenneth Walker, who was the boyfriend of Breonna Taylor, is suing the city of Louisville for immunity against his actions the night his girlfriend was killed by police under Kentucky’s “stand your ground” law. As previously reported, Breonna Taylor was unfortunately killed this past March by Lousiville policemen after they entered her home with a “no-knock warrant” under the assumption that Kenneth Walker had drugs in the house.
According to reports, the police didn’t announce themselves upon entering and Kenneth Walker, who is a licensed gun owner, believed they were intruders and fired a single shot that injured one officer. The officers fired back with more than 20 bullets, killing Breonna Taylor as a result.
Initially, Kenneth Walker was charged with attempted murder and assault. However, those charges have since been dropped. Kentucky’s Attorney General and the FBI are still investigating the shooting that took place with Breonna Taylor. According to Kenneth Walker, the point of his current suit against the city and police department is to prevent officials from re-arresting and charging him for any crime related to the incident. During a recent press conference, Kenneth Walker said,
“I was raised by a good family. I am a legal gun owner and I would never knowingly shoot at a police officer.”
According to the suit, Kenneth Walker asked 3 times, “Who is it?” and received no answer from the police involved in the incident before they broke the door open. The suit also states that he fired a single warning shot to
“scare away the intruder or intruders.”
Kenneth Walker’s suit also argues that Kentucky’s stand your ground law
“protects all Kentuckians who seek to protect themselves or loved ones in self-defense.”
In addition to preventing potentially being arrested or charged again in the future, Kenneth Walker’s suit is also seeking damages in part for the gross negligence of the police involved
“for the trauma, humiliation, indignity, physical pain, mental suffering, or mental anguish he suffered.”
Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with Kenneth Walker and the loved ones of Breonna Taylor.