Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly was 1 of various Louisville Metro officers associated in breaking down the door to Taylor’s condominium when executing a late-evening “no-knock” warrant on March 13, 2020. Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker III, reported after the raid that he imagined the officers ended up intruders and fired 1 shot from inside the home, hanging Mattingly in the leg. Law enforcement responded by firing 32 rounds, killing Taylor, a 26-12 months-previous EMT and aspiring nurse.

Mattingly said in a statement from his attorney that he hopes the city can “heal and unite” transferring ahead.

“Serving as a police officer for the past 21 a long time has been one of the best honors and privileges of my lifestyle,” Mattingly explained. “Owning this opportunity in the town I grew up in and appreciate has manufactured that alternative an even greater honor. I’ve in no way taken evenly the duty that will come along with serving the wonderful citizens of Louisville,” he reported.

“It truly is my hope and prayer, that transferring forward, our town can recover and unite,” he ongoing. “My plan was not to shift on from this contacting, but in the best curiosity of my household, the time has occur.”

No officers involved in the raid have been billed directly with regards to the dying of Taylor. 1 of the officers at the scene, Brett Hankison, will stand trial in 2022 on rates of wanton endangerment for allegedly firing into an adjacent occupied condominium, according to the condition attorney basic. Hankison pleaded not responsible to the expenses.
The US Section of Justice announced on Monday that Louisville Metro Police will be investigated as to irrespective of whether it “engages in a sample or practice of utilizing unreasonable force, which include with regard to individuals associated in peaceful expressive pursuits,” in accordance to Legal professional Basic Merrick Garland.

Mattingly reported that the DOJ investigation into the department played no role in his choice to retire, and that he had “fantastic religion in the guys and women of all ages of LMPD” to keep on to provide the community in a “expert and impartial method.”