Sources: Breonna Taylor Settlement Is a Big One

Further details expected out of Louisville, Ky., later Tuesday
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 15, 2020 7:43 AM CDT
Sources: 'Substantial' Breonna Taylor Settlement Reached
This undated photo shows Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Ky.   (Courtesy of Taylor family attorney Sam Aguiar via AP, File)

The family of a young EMT shot dead by police in Louisville, Ky., has reached a settlement with the city, and the Courier Journal reports it is likely as much as $12 million. The exact amount that will be paid to the family of Breonna Taylor—who was fatally shot in March as cops executed a no-knock warrant at her apartment during a drug investigation—won't be known until later Tuesday, when Louisville officials are said to be planning an announcement. But WAVE 3 also reports that the settlement will be in the millions—what the outlet says would be "one of the largest settlements following an officer-involved shooting in Louisville police history."

The settlement is also believed to include policing reforms, such as requiring a police commander OK for search warrants before a judge offers his or her own approval; housing credits for cops who live in Louisville; and drug and alcohol testing for cops involved in shootings, per the Courier Journal. Meanwhile, a Jefferson County grand jury may convene starting this week to decide whether the three police officers who were involved in the 26-year-old Taylor's shooting should face criminal charges. (More Breonna Taylor stories.)

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