City Of Louisville Reaches Settlement with Breonna Taylor's Family
The family of Breonna Taylor and the city of Louisville, Ky. have reached a settlement in the case involving the police killing of the young EMT six months ago, CNN reports.
According to the report, a source noted that the settlement of the wrongful death lawsuit that was filed by Taylor’s family was a multimillion-dollar agreement.
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is expected to announce the settlement later on Tuesday alongside Taylor family attorneys.
“The city’s response in this case has been delayed and it’s been frustrating, but the fact that they’ve been willing to sit down and talk significant reform was a step in the right direction and hopefully a turning point,” Sam Aguilar, an attorney representing the family said in a statement, confirming that there is a settlement.
A grand jury has been empaneled to investigate Taylor’s police shooting death, although there is little information about those proceedings, CNN notes.
So far, the three officers accused of killing Taylor during the execution of the botched no-knock warrant is facing criminal charges, although Officer Brett Hankinson was fired “for extreme indifference to the value of human life” when he “wantonly and blindly fired ten (ten) rounds into the apartment of Breonna Taylor.”
The other two officers involved are on administrative leave.
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