THE cop shot by Breonna Taylor's boyfriend said her death was "nothing like George Floyd" as he slammed police officials over their "silence."
Sgt Jonathan Mattingly spoke out on Tuesday about the shooting of Taylor, 26, at her Louisville home on March 13, saying it was nothing like George Floyd's death.
Mattingly was shot by Taylor's boyfriend Kenneth Walker, who claimed he thought the officers were burglars – but cops said they identified themselves.
During the segment which aired on Wednesday morning, Mattingly said he was "frustrated" because the police department and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer remained silent as Black Lives Matter protests raged.
"There was so much disinformation out. This is not relatable to George Floyd," he told ABC News/The Courier Journal. "This is nothing like it. This is not Ahmaud Arbery. It’s nothing like it.
"It’s not a race thing like people want to try to make it to be.
"This is a point where we were doing our job, we gave too much time when we go in, I get shot, we returned fire."
"This is not us going, hunting somebody down. This is not kneeling on a neck. It's nothing like that," the 20-year veteran of the Louisville Metro Police Department said.
"It's been excruciating. When you have the truth right there in your hands and everything else is getting crammed around you, it's frustrating."
Mattingly, Detective Myles Cosgrove and ex-Detective Brett Hankison wore plainclothes when they forced entry into Taylor’s apartment.
The Kentucky cops were conducting a no-knock warrant in an attempted drug raid shortly before 1am that night.
The officers opened fire after Taylor’s boyfriend Walker fired what he called a "warning shot" when they broke down the door.
Walked has claimed that said he fired in self defense because he didn't know they were cops.
Mattingly countered that they knocked on her door several times and repeatedly announced: "Police, search warrant!"
But Walker initially told cops that it was Taylor who shot at them first, Hankison has claimed, before later confessing that he had opened fire.
Walker's bullet struck Mattingly in the femoral artery and he needed urgent surgery to heal.
Meanwhile, Taylor was shot six times as the return shots rang out and died in her hallway.
Mattingly told ABC co-anchor Michael Strahan if he could do things differently, they wouldn't have assumed Taylor was home alone and given her so much time to answer the door.
Usually, they only give five to 10 seconds, so the person doesn't have time to "formulate a plan" – Mattingly said that if that had happened, Taylor would be alive today.
No cops were charged but Hankison was fired after being indicted on three counts of wanton endangerment on September 23.
He fired shots into a neighboring apartment with three people inside and pleaded not guilty five days later.
Mattingly and Cosgrove were placed on administrative reassignment.
He told police investigators that the three responding officers had done "any of the investigation" or "the background" in the case.
But Detective Joshua Jaynes show secured the warrant to search Taylor's home told police he asked Mattingly to check packages belonging to Taylor’s ex-boyfriend Jamarcus Glover.
Glover was the main suspect of a narcotics investigation and he had received these packages at her home.
A police dossier has since revealed a photo of Taylor pictured with Walker as he holds a Glock 9mm, which closely resembles the gun used to fire on police during the raid.
In the course of the investigation, police also claimed to have found evidence that Walker was allegedly involved in the sale of drugs.
Cops claim Taylor's home was "money house" where her ex-boyfriend Glover "housed the dope," the new documents state.
But no significant amounts of drugs or money were ever found there — and investigators cast doubt on the evidence that led cops to carry out the raid.
Meanwhile, Mattingly caused a media firestorm when he claimed that he and his co-workers did the "legal, moral and ethical thing that night" in an email sent to to over 1,000 other officers.
In it, he blasted Fischer, Public Safety Chief Amy Hess and former Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad for failing "all of us in epic proportions for their own gain and to cover their a**es."
"It's sad how the good guys are demonized, and the criminals are canonized." he raged.
Walker was charged with attempted murder, but those charges were later dropped.
In September Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, said the officers were justified in their use of force – a verdict that disappointed Taylor's family and their supporters.
The grand jury decision sparked more protests across Louisville and other cities in the USA, some of which led to cars and buildings being damaged.
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