[Ed. – The officer is right: Her death was an unfortunate accident but, no more fueled by racial animus than were the death of any of the black toddlers killed by stray bullets this year in drive-by shootings.]
A Louisville officer at the center of the fatal police shooting of Breonna Taylor said her death is a tragedy — but it shouldn’t be lumped in with the slayings of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery that have sparked protests from coast to coast.
Jonathan Mattingly, the Louisville Metro Police sergeant who was shot while attempting to serve a search warrant in a narcotics investigation that cost Taylor her life, spoke exclusively to The Courier Journal and ABC News on Tuesday north of Cincinnati.
“This had nothing to do with race,” he said. “Nothing at all.”
Mattingly, 44, described publicly for the first time what happened the night police tried to serve a search warrant shortly before 1 a.m. March 13 at Taylor’s apartment in Louisville, looking for drugs and cash as part of a larger narcotics operation.