We're calling on Simon & Schuster to cancel its distribution deal with Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, one of the police officers who murdered Breonna Taylor. Mattingly will be publishing his book with Nashville-based Post Hill Press, whose distribution partner is S&S.
Why is this important?
Breonna Taylor was fatally shot by police officers, while she was sleeping in her apartment. She was only 26. Today, none of the three officers who fired into her home have been charged in her death. Now, they are now seeking fame and profit over Breonna's name and memory.
The book, which is titled “The Fight For Truth: The Inside Story Behind the Breonna Taylor Tragedy" is a brazen attempt to rehabilitate the image of Mattingly, who still has his job and has never served time.
Breonna has already lost her life due to the actions of this officer. She will never be able to tell her story. Mattingly shouldn't either.