Louisville Settles In Breonna Taylor Civil Case

The city of Louisville and the family of Breonna Taylor announced a record settlement Tuesday in the civil case filed in response to her fatal shooting during a police raid earlier this year.

The city of Louisville and Taylor’s family announced they had reached a $12 million settlement that also included some reforms for the Louisville Metro Police Department. The settlement is the largest ever on behalf of the Louisville Police Department.

The settlement also makes some important changes to the Louisville Metro Police Department policy and practices designed to strengthen officer connections in the community, reform the search warrant process, and make officers more accountable and their actions more transparent.

The agreement between attorneys and Louisville Metro Government ends a civil lawsuit filed in April by Breonna Taylor’s mother, Tamika Palmer, against three officers who fired their weapons at Taylor’s apartment, which left her dead in the hallway.

Taylor was fatally shot during a police raid on her apartment by Louisville Police on March 13.

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s office is investigating the case to determine what charges could be filed against the police officers involved in the raid.

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