One of the Louisville Metro Police officers involved in the shooting that left Breonna Taylor dead is writing a book about the incident.
According to the Louisville Courier-Journal, Sgt. Jonathon Mattingly is writing a book titled, The Fight For Truth: The Inside Story Behind the Breonna Taylor Tragedy.
The book will be edited and published by Tennessee-based publisher Post Hill Press.
Mattingly said he is still in the writing process but made the title of the book public.
Post Hill Press books are distributed by Simon & Schuster, but the company released a statement saying they will not be involved with this book.
— Simon & Schuster (@simonschuster) April 16, 2021
Representative Attica Scott of Louisville reacted to the news on Twitter telling people to “stay focused.”
Stay focused, y’all. People love to profit off of Black pain and tragedy. It sells.https://t.co/cpa4nbjUNC
— Attica Scott (@atticascott4ky) April 15, 2021
After Taylor’s death, Mattingly was placed on administrative reassignment and the other two officers were fired.
According to the New York Times, Mattingly sued Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, for assault and battery, citing he should be entitled to compensatory damages for medical treatment, trauma, physical pain and mental anguish he experienced.