Updated: 9/15/2020 5:50PM
The City of Louisville has announce a $12,000,00 settlement with the Breonna Taylor Estate. She is the 26 year old essential worker that was killed by police over 6 months ago, on March 13th. After an investigation, they found that the police had a no knock warrant for a location almost 10 miles away. Taylors boyfriend not knowing who it was fired one warning shot. In the process a sleeping Taylor, who most likely was awaken by the activity was riddled with bullets. This settlement has also added some policing reform involved into it. They would require a commanders approval for a search warrant before they go to a judge and provide housing credits to officers who agree to live in the city. Lastly they would have all officers involved in a shooting submit to drug and alcohol testing. The Taylor’s family attorney team were Ben Crump, Sam Aguiar and Lonita Baker.
This $12,000,000 settlement has nothing to do with the criminal case for the officers involved in the shooting. There has been no filing of chargers at this time.