Publishing large Simon & Schuster has introduced it won’t distribute the book written by one of many police officers who shot Breonna Taylor final 12 months. The book, written by Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly of the Louisville Police Division is being printed by Tennessee-based Submit Hill Press, which makes a speciality of “popular culture, enterprise, self-help, well being, present occasions, Christian, and conservative political books,” in accordance to its web site.
To be clear, Simon & Schuster was by no means the writer or editor of Mattingly’s book. Usually massive publishing homes have present offers with impartial publishers to distribute their books throughout outlets and retailers. The Courier-Journal of Louisville was the primary to report on the book and the distribution deal, which drew widespread outrage on social media.
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— Attica Scott (@atticascott4ky) April 15, 2021
It was then Simon & Schuster introduced it won’t distribute the book. An announcement the publishing large tweeted, learn, “Like a lot of the American public, earlier at this time Simon & Schuster realized of plans by distribution consumer Submit Hill Press to publish a book by Jonathan Mattingly. Now we have subsequently determined not be concerned within the distribution of this book.”
— Simon & Schuster (@simonschuster) April 16, 2021
Mattingly was the primary officer who went into the 26-year-old Breonna Taylor’s condo on March 13, 2020, in a botched raid stemming from a narcotics investigation. Mattingly was shot within the leg by Taylor’s boyfriend. The officer then fired one of many six return photographs that hit Taylor herself. Taylor died from the injuries she sustained within the capturing. The FBI later decided that Mattingly didn’t hearth the deadly shot, according to The New York Occasions.
A spokesperson for Submit Hill Press mentioned, “Within the case of Sergeant Mattingly, the mainstream media narrative has been totally one-sided associated to this story and we really feel that he deserves to have his account of the tragic occasions heard publicly, as effectively. Submit Hill Press is standing behind our resolution to publish his story.”
Simon & Schuster just lately additionally determined to cancel the publication of Senator Josh Hawley’s book after the occasions of the tried rebellion on the U.S. Capitol on January sixth. We’ve reached out to Submit Hill Press for added remark and can replace this put up if we hear again.