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Breonna Taylor’s Family Reaches Settlement With City of Louisville

LOUSIVILLE, Ky. — Breonna Taylor’s family and the city of Louisville have reached a financial settlement six months after she was killed by Louisville Metro Police in her apartment, Spectrum News 1 has confirmed.


What You Need To Know

  • Breonna Taylor’s family has a reached a settlement with the City of Louisville
  • The settlement includes a payment and police reforms
  • A press conference will be held Tuesday afternoon to announce details
  • The announcement comes just over six months after Taylor’s killing

The settlement includes a monetary payment to Taylor’s family, along with proposed police reforms and what a source in the mayor’s office referred to as a “call for peace in the city.” A source close to the family has also confirmed the presence of a monetary settlement and police reforms. 

A press conference to announce the terms of the settlement will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Mayor’s Office, according to a press release.

The settlement announcement comes as many expect a decision in Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s investigation of Taylor’s shooting. The 26-year-old was killed on March 13 after police served a no-knock warrant on her South Louisville apartment. Despite the warrant, police say they announced their presence before entering Taylor’s apartment.

Her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, said he did not hear an announcement, which is why he fired a shot after the apartment’s door was kicked down. That shot hit Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly in the leg, leading him and two other officers to return fire.

The public reaction to Taylor’s killing was intially muted, but in late May, as protests following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis spread across the nation, activists in Louisville took to the steets to demand justice for Taylor. They’ve been there ever since. 


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