The City of Louisville agrees to a $12 Million settlement with Breonna Taylor's family
The City of Louisville has agreed to a $12 million settlement with the family of Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old Black woman who was shot five times by Louisville Metropolitan Police officers during an execution warrant at her apartment, the Courier-Journal is reporting.
The settlement is the most ever the city of Louisville has ever paid out in a settlement and according to the Courie-Journal, the Tayor settlement is higher than the settlements reached, by the city of Cleveland and New York City over the deaths of Tamir Rice and Eric Gardner.
Breonna Taylor's killing, along with the killings of George Floyd and Ahmad Arbery, revitalized the Black Lives Matter movement and placed greater scrutiny on policing in communities of color.
The settlement included police reforms like the hiring of social workers to serve within the LMPD, a housing credit program to incentivize officers to live in low-income communities, and a new warrant review system, in which the commanding officer has to review and approve all search warrants, affidavits, and risk matrixes before an officer attempts judicial approval for the warrant.