City of Louisville Agrees To Pay Breonna Taylor's Family $12 Million


The city of Louisville, Kentucky, has reached a settlement in the wrongful death lawsuit brought by Breonna Tayor’s family.

The New York Times reports that the city agreed to pay the family $12 million. It was expected that the settlement would be a multi-million dollar agreement.

Taylor, a Black woman, was killed by white police officers as they executed a “no-knock” warrant in March. 

The Times reports that along with the settlement, the largest in Louisville’s history, the city agreed to implement a series of policing reforms. 

Sam Aguilar, the Taylor family’s attorney, told CNN, “The city’s response, in this case, has been delayed, and it’s been frustrating, but the fact that they’ve been willing to sit down and talk significant reform was a step in the right direction and hopefully a turning point.”

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Taylor, a 26-year-old EMT, was shot after her boyfriend mistook the officers executing the warrant and fired his handgun at them. The officers returned fire and struck Tayler, which led to her death.

Her death sparked months of protests against police brutality and racism. Additionally, the city council passed a law that bans “no-knock” search warrants.

A grand jury has also been convened to investigate the shooting, though there have been no announcements from the proceedings thus far. 

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