Simon & Schuster said it only learned about the book to be published by its “distribution client” Post Hill Press on Thursday. “We have subsequently decided not be involved in the distribution of this book,” the publishing company said in a statement.
Mattingly’s lawyer has declined to comment on the matter and Post Hill Press has not returned CNN’s request for a comment so far.
Taylor, an EMT and aspiring nurse, was killed in her own home on March 13, 2020, when three Louisville police officers executing a “no-knock” warrant returned gunfire after her boyfriend fired a warning shot because he thought he was shooting at intruders.
At the time Mattingly’s attorney, Kent Wicker, said his client was “shot and nearly killed” by Walker. “He’s entitled to, and should, use the legal process to seek a remedy for the injury that Walker has caused him,” Wicker said in a statement.
Only one of the three officers, Hankison, was indicted on three counts of wanton endangerment in the first degree in connection with Taylor’s death. He was not charged with causing her death, but for “wantonly and blindly” firing at her apartment. He had pleaded not guilty.