Breonna Taylor’s Family Reaches a ‘Substantial’ Settlement Agreement with City of Louisville

Written By @cabbagepatchgrl

The city of Louisville, Kentucky, has finally reached a settlement agreement with Breonna Taylor’s family, only six months after her wrongful death.

The Louisville Courier-journal was the first to report the settlement. Details from a familiar source told NBC News that the settlement agreement is in the millions of dollars. It’s also believed to include police reforms that will address officer accountability and the execution of search warrants.

Tuesday morning, a spokeswoman for Mayor Greg Fischer declined to comment. The lawyers for Taylor’s family will be discussing the settlement at a 2 p.m. ET news conference.

In late April, Tamika Palmer, Taylor’s mother, filed a lawsuit against the three Louisville police offers for wrongfully causing her daughter’s death.

Detective Brett Hankison was fired in June after blindly shooting 10 rounds into the apartment where no drugs or money were found.

Officer Myles Cosgrove, Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and the detective who requested the warrant have been placed on administrative leave, but none have been charged.

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron is now leading the investigation, and the FBI is investigating the shooting.

On March 13th, Officers killed 26-year-old Breonna Taylor after breaking into her home while serving a no-knock warrant. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Authorities say that Taylor was never the target of any inquiry, and she did not have a criminal record. Taylor’s ex-boyfriend, Jamarcus Glover, was a convicted drug dealer who listed her apartment as his address and used it to receive packages. Police were executing the no-knock warrant in a drug investigation involving him.

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