사이먼 후 몇 달 & Schuster’s refusal to distribute the book, 여전히 Post Hill Press에서 발행할 예정이었습니다., 루이빌 경찰서장. Jonathan Mattingly는 내슈빌과의 관계를 끊기로 결정했습니다., Tennessee-based publishing house.
The recently retired officer’s tome is titled “The Fight For Truth: The Inside Story Behind the Breonna Taylor Tragedy.”
“After spending the last year and a half watching the media, 연예인, sports figures, 변호사, and politicians spread blatant lies about the situation without any accountability, I know I must do whatever I can to make sure the true story is told,” Mattingly wrote in an Aug. 17 post 의 위에 “American Thinker.”
“I am grateful to my friends at Post Hill Press for all of their support and guidance, but after much consideration, I have decided it is best that I explore other publishing options for my book,” 그는 덧붙였다.
Mattingly, 48, had been with Louisville police since 2000 before he retired in June.
His plans to write a book about the Taylor case set off a storm of criticism on social media earlier this year. 4 월, the Post Hill Press lost its distributor after Simon & Schuster announced it would not be involved. The book had originally been scheduled for a fall release.
“Like much of the American public, earlier today Simon & Schuster learned of plans by distribution client Post Hill Press to publish a book by Jonathan Mattingly,” Simon & Schuster said in an April statement. “We have subsequently decided not be involved in the distribution of this book.”
당시, the Post Hill Press called Mattingly’s story “important.”
In an email to Fox News on Tuesday, Kelsey Merritt, a spokesperson for Post Hill Press, said the separation was “due to Simon and Schuster not providing distribution for the book.”
“We want the best for Sgt. Mattingly and without distribution, our hands are tied,” Merritt wrote. “[Simon & Schuster] dropped distribution without reading the manuscript.”
Mattingly and another officer fired shots that hit Taylor during the March 13, 2020, narcotics raid. 테일러, a 26-year-old Black emergency medical worker, died at the scene, but no drugs were found in the apartment.
A spokesperson for Benjamin Crump, Taylor’s family attorney, Fox News에 즉시 응답하지 않았습니다.’ 의견 요청 요청.
Mattingly was found to have fired six of the 32 shots in the raid at Taylor’s home. Officials determined that another officer, Myles Cosgrove, fired the fatal shot that killed Taylor.
Mattingly was shot in the femoral artery by Taylor’s boyfriend but has recovered. Two other officers who fired shots, Cosgrove and Brett Hankison, have since been fired. Hankison is facing endangerment charges for firing into Taylor’s neighbor’s apartment.
그의 “American Thinker” 조, Mattingly said his life “has never been the same” since the March 2020 급습.