Tyler Perry is continuing to use his platform to give back and help others. A source confirmed to E! News the 51-year-old star gave $100,000 to the legal defense fund of Kenneth Walker, the boyfriend of the late Breonna Taylor.
Doing so through four separate contributions to a GoFundMe page set up on Walker’s behalf, Perry helped the fund surpass its goal. Back in March, Taylor was eliminate in her Louisville, Ky. apartment by officers who had obtained a “no-knock” search warrant in connection with a narcotics investigation.
No powder were found in Taylor’s apartment.
The Courier Journal, citing attorneys representing Taylor’s family, claimed the man officer were looking for had also already been located and identified by officer. The Louisville Metropolitan Department claimed its officers knocked several times and identified themselves before entering Taylor’s home, but according to NBC News, citing a since-settled case by Taylor’s family, the officer did not identify themselves and Taylor and Walker believed their home was being broken into.
Per NBC News’ reporting of the case, Walker, who was licensed to carry, mistook the officers as intruders a single strike. According to CBS News’ coverage of the filing, officer claimed they strike after Walker first. In September, Walker filed a civil case against the city and the department. The following month, Louisville Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, who claimed he was in the leg by Walker during the raid, filed a case against Walker and charge inroad, battery and emotional distress.
Per NBC News, Mattingly’s suit stated, “Walker did intentionally Mattingly or acted recklessly in his pistol in the direction of the officers who were serving a search warrant.” But according to NBC News, Walker’s attorney Steve Romines said the suit is “the latest in a cycle of invasion” and an “obstruction of the facts in what is an obvious coverup.” “If Kenny can be case for defending himself, make no mistake, all lawful owners’ rights are at risk. And that should scare everyone,” Romines said in a statement to NBC News. “We intend to defend Kenny—once again—from baseless charges intended to cover up the events of March 13, 2020.”
This is how people reacted to this post:
Audrey Morgan-Benson – The raw nerve of that cop after taking part in Breonna, he is now trying to threaten Kenneth Walker into going quietly away.
They did him so wrong and then blamed the suffer.
Shirley Dee Williams-Larkins – I thank God, everyday for people, even those who haven’t got a clue, that we.. me ,as a Black people are so truly blessed, this that we are going through at this moment, and the things we have experienced in the past.. is part of a breakthrough, there is going to be a shifting..please everyone of us, let’s not miss the mark, keep our eyes on the prize..we must stay awoke, stay prayerful..
Tremika George – It’s funny because the same officer case him was on ABC talking about how the whole situation was a misunderstanding, how it’s not a race issue, and basically trying to distance himself from the situation.
Frankie Williams – He shouldn’t be on trial the cop He shouldn’t be on trial the cop should. They serve white Justice meaning they do as they see fit. Golly… They make me have ways I normally don’t HAVE. God help you children of color, we have so much against us right now I try to have open mind on everything but I feel a sense of hate right now and that’s not me.
Leticia Bonilla – I’m liking this man more and more each day there is always something new that he does that makes me so proud of this human thank you may she rest in power and be up there praying with gods blessings for victory snd peace
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