Breonna Taylor's family, Louisville to announce 'substantial' settlement in civil suit

City of Louisville reaches agreement with Breonna Taylor's family

City of Louisville reaches agreement with Breonna Taylor's family

The mother of Breonna Taylor has reached a multi-million dollar settlement with the city of Louisville after her daughter was shot dead by police during a raid as she slept at home.

In addition to the payment, the deal is expected to include several policing reforms, including a requirement that commanders approve all search warrants before they go to a judge, the person told The Courier Journal.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is expected to announce the settlement later Tuesday in a joint press conference with the Taylor family's attorneys.

Police reports reveal that officers believed Taylor was home alone when they broke down the door to her apartment on March 13 while executing a warrant during a narcotics investigation.

None of the three officers who broke in Taylor's apartment have been charged with a crime, but Brett Hankinson was sacked in late June for "wantonly and blindly" firing 10 rounds into her apartment.

During the exchange, Ms Taylor, an emergency medical technician, was shot eight times and later died.

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The settlement includes police reforms, the AP said. Walker said he didn't hear police announce themselves and said he thought he was guarding against an intruder. Walker said he called 911 before firing one shot from his licensed firearm, hitting one of the officers in the leg. The other two officers involved in the raid have been reassigned to administrative duty while the case is being investigated.

"I have determined you violated Standard Operating Procedure. when your actions displayed an extreme indifference to the value of human life when you wantonly and blindly fired ten rounds into the apartment of Breonna Taylor", the letter stated.

In the crime scene photos, a body camera can be seen on officer Anthony James' right shoulder. Daniel Cameron, Kentucky's attorney general, released a statement this week saying the investigation was still ongoing.

This is a developing story.

The photos were taken by Louisville investigators in the hours after Taylor was gunned down. An amended complaint subsequently claimed that Louisville police were attempting to clear out the block where Taylor lived in order to gentrify it, an accusation which the city has strongly denied.

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