Transcript for State of Emergency called ahead of Breonna Taylor decision
To a city on edge to may have mobile could declare an eighth state of emergency ahead of the decision about whether charges will be filed against police officers who killed Rihanna Taylor. And we're hearing from one of those officers for the first time from an email he sent Alex Perez has the story. Overnight the protesters in downtown little more just. Past barricades have boarded up businesses the mayor declaring a state of emergency has the city braces for a decision on possible. Criminal charges against the officers involved in the fatal shooting up Rihanna Taylor my hope is that we will continue to see. Peaceful lawful protest one of the officers involved for the first time speaking out to Sargent Jonathan Mattingly who was shot in the leg during the botched raid. At Taylor's home in March sending an email to over a thousand Allen PD personnel early Tuesday morning in the email obtained by ABC affiliate WHAS. Mattingly telling his fellow officers. You do not deserve to be in this position at the position that allows thugs to getting your facing yell curse and degrade you threw bricks bottles and urine argue and expect you to do nothing. Mattingly also writing I know we did the legal moral and ethical thing that night. It's sad how the good guys are demonizing criminals are canonized. His attorney defending the email saying he was expressing his support for his police colleagues activist to Mika Mallory who has led a massive social media campaign for charges against the officers. Also on the ground here preparing for a decision if you. Don't ahead. It's a situation where they are charges brought against those cops in you don't start the process the real process to Lloyd's. Just as full of Rihanna Taylor. And it's important to know the vast majority of protests here over the last several weeks have been peaceful the mayor and other city officials. Say they do not know when exactly a decision will be announced George expressed thanks very much.
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