Louisville announces $12M settlement, police reforms in wake of Breonna Taylor shooting – By Andrew Wolfson, Darcy Costello and Tessa Duvall (Louisville Courier Journal) / Sept 15 2020
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced a “substantial” financial settlement Tuesday afternoon of $12 million with the family of Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old Black woman fatally shot by police in her apartment six months ago.
The settlement was announced at a 2 p.m. press conference at Mayor Fischer’s office, with Taylor’s family and attorneys Ben Crump, Sam Aguiar and Lonita Baker.
In addition to the payment, the deal includes several policing reforms, including a requirement that commanders approve all search warrants before they go to a judge.
The accord also provides housing credits to officers who agree to live within the city, and it would seek the authority for drug and alcohol testing of officers involved in any shooting.