Cop involved in Breonna Taylor murder finds another book deal with Ben Shapiro’s new Daily Wire publishing arm


After being dropped by a distributor amid widespread backlash earlier this year, former LMPD Sergeant Jonathan Mattingly’s book on Breonna Taylor’s police murder has found a new home: a new publishing branch of The Daily Wire, the conservative media company co-founded by Ben Shapiro.

This week, The Associated Press reported that DW Books, a publishing house of The Daily Wire slated to launch next spring, is considering publishing books by Mattingly and other conservative authors.

Mattingly was shot in the leg and fired six shots in the March 13, 2020 raid that killed Breonna Taylor. He retired from LMPD in April of this year.

In April, the Tennessee-based Post Hill Press announced that it would be releasing Mattingly’s memoir “The Fight for Truth: The Inside Story Behind the Breonna Taylor Tragedy” in the fall. But those plans changed after publishing giant Simon & Schuster – which distributes titles published by Post Hill Press – faced backlash and said it would not distribute the book. In August, Mattingly said he had parted ways with Post Hill Press, which is also the publisher of titles such as “Laptop From Hell: Hunter Biden, Big Tech, and the Dirty Secrets the President Tried to Hide,” “Faucian Bargain: The Most Powerful and Dangerous Bureaucrat in American History” and “Trump 45: America’s Greatest President”.

“Simon & Schuster was too scared to tell their story, but we’re not,” said Alyssa Cordova, vice president of publishing at DW Books.

On Thursday, Mattingly announced it was being picked up by DW Books by tweeting, “Here. We. Go. Haters gonna hate.”

According to the AP, DW Books said Mattingly’s book will be released under a new title.

In the months following his retirement, Mattingly has been active on Twitter, where his posts show him connecting with prominent right-wing commentators, mocking liberals, and sharing anti-mask and anti-vaccine sentiments. Following US Congressman John Yarmuth’s announcement this week that he would not stand for re-election next year, several tweets from Mattingly flirted with the idea of ​​running for the Yarmuth seat.

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