12 Seconds in the Dark by Sgt. John Mattingly
You might think you know what happened in the tragic shooting of Breonna Taylor, but no one knows that better than the lead officer on the case, Sergeant John Mattingly.
However, with the full support of the mainstream media, Black Lives Matter activists and other leftist groups immediately pounced on the tragedy, exploiting Breonna’s death and twisting the story—in some cases, telling outright lies—to bolster a shameful “All Cops Are Bastards” narrative and radical “Defund the Police” agenda.
In 12 Seconds in the Dark: A Police Officer’s Firsthand Account of the Breonna Taylor Raid, Sgt. Mattingly tells what really happened that horrible night. A twenty-year police veteran with an impeccable record, Mattingly takes readers inside the Louisville Metro Police Department’s response to suspected criminal activity that night, debunking lie after lie about what happened, including:
- The officers followed standard forced-entry protocol—and even gave the suspect more time than usual to respond before entering.
- Taylor’s boyfriend—the suspect named in the warrant—most certainly knew it was the police who were at his door, despite falsely claiming the police did not announce or identify themselves.
- Breonna should not have died that night, but her death did not happen the way the media told you.
In this gritty and suspenseful true story, Mattingly sets the record straight on this shocking story that gripped the nation.