A judge in Jefferson County Circuit Court has dismissed the charges against Kenneth Walker with prejudice. As many of you know, Kenneth was accused of shooting an officer last year when they broke into Breonna Taylor’s apartment during a robbery when they eventually killed her. As previously reported, Kenneth mentioned several times that he didn’t know the officers were at the door before they got inside.
According to WLKY, Kenneth was charged with assault and attempted murder following the shooting after Metro Police Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly was shot in the leg.
On Monday, charges against Kenneth were dropped with prejudice. The charges against him were dropped last May, but without prejudice, which means they could be brought again if new information became known.
In October last year, Kenneth spoke out in his first interview since the shooting, claiming that one of the officers told him it was unfortunate that he was not shot during the shooting.
Kenneth spoke extensively with Gayle King about the shooting and described how he left the apartment and was flooded by police. He said, “I didn’t know what to think and I really wasn’t worried about myself. The only reason I’m out here is because she can only get help out there when I’m out here. “
CBS News reports that the prosecution stated in a court case that the investigation “into the matter is closed and the Commonwealth has received no new information relevant to the indictment against (Walker) on the matter.”
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