Louisville Metro Board Member Who Called Man A ‘Hero’ For Shooting Police Appointed Circuit Court Judge – Judicial Officer

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FRANKFURT, Ky. – A Louisville Metro board member who called Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend Kenneth Walker a “hero” has been named a circuit court judge.

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has nominated Louisville Metro Board member Jessica Green to a vacant position as circuit court judge in Jefferson County, the WFPL reported.

Green has represented the city’s District 1 since 2015. She is also a family law attorney. She previously worked for the Jefferson County Commonwealth Attorney in the Domestic Violence Unit, and is now a private attorney. Green will replace Division 9 Circuit Court Judge Judith McDonald-Burkman, who resigned effective Jan. 1, according to the outlet.

It all sounds good. However, retired Louisville Police Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly has a different perspective of women.

Mattingly was shot in the leg when Louisville Metro police served the narcotics search warrant at Breonna Taylor’s apartment AFTER issuing a knock notice.

Walker opened fire on police, drawing backfire, which ultimately killed Taylor on March 13, 2020.

Mattingly offered a brief comment on the Democratic governor’s nomination of Green.

“Honestly, I’m doing my best to be positive, but the wonderful @GovAndyBeshear of Kentucky just used an executive order to appoint this woman to our circuit court. She called Kenneth Walker a “hero” for shooting me. I can’t make this stuff up,” he said in a Tweeter.

Jefferson County Circuit Court judges hear civil cases involving more than $5,000, as well as felony and capital offense cases, according to the WFPL.

With the reckless comment attributed to him, law enforcement officials should not expect fair and impartial judicial decisions in his new role.


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