Tyler Perry donated $100,000 on Sunday (Dec. 13) to the legal defense fund of Kenneth Walker, the boyfriend of Breonna Taylor, who Louisville police officers shot dead in her own apartment in March.
Steve Romines, Walker’s attorney, received a call from Perry after he made the donation, according to Courier Journal.
“He saw that Kenny had been sued, and he felt like that was a miscarriage of justice,” Romines said.
Before Perry’s contribution, the campaign had raised just $600 of its $100,000 goal.
Walker was with Taylor on the night that the cops executed a no-knock warrant for a suspect who was already in police custody. He fired a warning shot at the officers, whom he believed were intruders breaking into the apartment.
Officer Jonathan Mattingly, one of the cops who killed Taylor, is suing Walker. The cops claimed that Walker’s warning shot struck Mattingly in the leg. However, an investigation found clear evidence of that allegation. Nevertheless, Mattingly sued him for assault and emotional distress.