The city of Louisville KY, has settled the wrongful death case with the family of Breonna Taylor for a reported $12 Million and agreed to institute police reforms. The Settlement was announced at a press conference earlier today. Taylor, a 26 year old EMT was killed in her home by police on March 13th, 2020.
The city also agreed to establish a housing credit program to incentivize officers to live in the areas they serve: use social workers to provide support on certain police runs: and require commanders to approve search warrants before seeking judicial approval.
Family Attorney Benjamin Crump believes that the $12 Million Payout is the largest amount ever paid out for a Black woman killed by police, and possibly the most ever for a Black person killed by police.
The settlement comes more than six months after Louisville Metro Police officers broke down the dory to Taylor’s apartment and fatally shot her while executing a late-night, “no-knock” warrant in a narcotics investigation.
The Louisville Metro Police Department declined to comment. The police union did not immediately respond to a request for comment.