May 15, 2015 7:00 pm -


The sheriff didn’t want one of his officers to be accused of shooting a black person.

“We are glad that he is white, and we shouldn’t have to be worried about that,” Nelson County Sheriff Ed Mattingly told reporters while briefing them on a recent violent car chase, in which a man suspected of stealing a car managed to destroy numerous police vehicles before being shot and taken down. “And we do not want any backlash or violence in this community because people have been misinformed. I think that the public needs to know how the criminal justice system works and… what officers are able to do.”

“We must take notice of previous cases and how the media has handled those situations,” he added. “We want the public to be informed and accurately informed. We do not want trouble.”

Mattingly explained:

“I don’t want what has happened in these other communities to happen here. I don’t have a magic eight ball to predict the future, I just don’t want that to happen,” he said. “Some people took that comment as being racist, and I had no intention of that coming across that way and I’m sorry if that comment bothered some people.”



D.B. Hirsch
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6 responses to Kentucky Sheriff Relieved That Man Shot By Cop Was White

  1. Carla Akins May 15th, 2015 at 7:19 pm


    • whatthe46 May 15th, 2015 at 7:21 pm

      they just let crap roll pass their lips so easily. what an idiot.

      • Carla Akins May 15th, 2015 at 7:29 pm

        And he just doesn’t see it.

  2. dewired4u May 15th, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    It doesn’t mater what color the person getting shot is what matters is if it was justifiable.

    • fahvel May 17th, 2015 at 4:59 am

      it’s never justified unless someone is being directly attacked with a deadly weapon and then only if the outcome is predictable. your old west is old.

  3. NW10 May 16th, 2015 at 8:37 am