Breonna Taylor’s Family Reaches 12 M Settlement With Louisville Police Department
The family of Breonna Taylor is getting a sigh of relief as the city of Louisville has reached a twelve-million-dollar settlement in the wrongful death lawsuit that claimed her life in March.
According to the KHAN, following the settlement are reforms on the Louisville Police Department which include a requirement that commanders approve search warrants before they are put to a judge said Mayor Greg Fischer during a press conference with Breonna’s family.
I’m deeply, deeply sorry for Breonna’s death,” Fischer said. “My administration is not waiting to move ahead with needed reforms to prevent a tragedy like this from ever happening again.
Breonna Taylor's family was quite happy with the settlement, but they are still not satisfied as her mother demanded the officers involved are arrested and charged with her murder.
As significant as today is, it is only the beginning of getting full justice for Breonna. It’s time to move forward with the criminal charges because she deserves that and much more.
The settlement received is the largest paid by the city for a police misconduct case per the Associated Press.
On March 13th, Louisville Police obtained a "No-Knock" warrant to enter her home to where her boyfriend Kenneth Walker fired shots at the police because he thought they were intruders to which they returned fire killing Breonna and found no drugs in their home.
Taylors death sparked outrage and months of nationwide protests for the officers involved to be arrested and Oprah Winfrey has placed 26 billboards (one for each year of Breonna's life) across Louisville and featured her on the cover of the September edition of "O Magazine."