LMPD officer John Mattingly’s book about the night Breonna Taylor was shot hits the shelves

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) – The former LMPD sergeant who was shot during the Breonna Taylor raid has published a book that tells his story of the night the incident took place.

The book entitled “12 Seconds in the Dark: A Police Officer’s First-Hand Report on the Breonna Taylor Raidbecame available for pre-order wednesday Afternoon.

John Mattingly, the author of the book, was shot by Taylor’s girlfriend, Kenneth Walker, when they entered Taylor’s apartment on March 13, 2020 during a drug-related investigation.

Mattingly and LMPD officer Myles Cosgrove shot back. Cosgrove’s shot hit Taylor, resulting in her death.

The description of the book, which costs $ 28.99 on Amazon, states that Taylor’s death was exploited.

“With the full support of the mainstream media, Black Lives Matter activists and other left-wing groups immediately plunged into the tragedy, exploiting Breonna’s death and distorting the story – in some cases telling outright lies – to bolster a shameful ‘All Cops Are Bastards’ narrative. and the radical ‘Defund the Police’ agenda, ”the summary reads.

The description goes on to state that the book aims to expose several lies that are immortalized that night.

The Daily Wire, which publishes the book, announced its pre-order release on Wednesday.

“The media routinely lies to fit their narrative,” The Daily Wires editor-in-chief Ben Shapiro wrote in an opinion piece for their website. “Unfortunately, the book industry is part of the media.”

Mattingly’s first attempt to publish the book was met with setbacks, which resulted in Simon & Schuster backing their agreement to publish it back.

The Daily Wire decided to launch its own publishing wing, Shapiro said, to bring “the stories the media seeks to silence.”

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