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City of Louisville Settles Breonna Taylor Case for a reported $12 Million

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.

 

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