The city of Louisville is reportedly paying out $12 million in a settlement with Breonna Taylor’s family over her death

Summary List PlacementThe city of Louisville, Kentucky, has arrived at a settlement with the family of Breonna Taylor, the Black woman shot dead by police in March.

The settlement is in the amount of $12 million, according to the New York Times. Local officials are expected to announce more details of the settlement later Tuesday, according to the Louisville Courier Journal, which first reported news of the settlement.

The settlement also includes reforms for the Louisville police department, such as a mandate that all search warrants be approved by a commander prior to heading to a judge, the Courier Journal reported. Additionally, housing credits will be given to officers who choose to reside in Louisville, according to the Courier Journal.

“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,” Taylor family attorney Sam Aguilar told CNN.

Taylor’s family sued the city after the 26-year-old woman was killed by police in her Louisville home on March 13. Police entered her home to pursue a narcotics bust using a “no-knock” warrant, meaning they were not required to identify themselves before entering.

Police shot Taylor multiple times. They later argued that they were returning fire after one of the officers at the scene received a bullet to the thigh.

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An attorney for Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, who fired the shot as a warning to the officers, said police did not identify themselves or knock.

One of the officers who returned fire, Brett Hankison, has been removed from his job. None of the officers who were involved in the shooting have been arrested or charged with a crime. But a grand jury is expected to convene to decide whether to file criminal charges against them. 

The settlement comes as protests against police brutality continue to sweep the nation. Demonstrators have argued for substantial police reform after the death of George Floyd, a Black man killed at the hands of Minneapolis police on Memorial Day. Protests reignited after police officers in Kenosha, Wisconsin, shot Jacob Blake, a Black man, in the back multiple times as he attempted to get into his car last month.

Outrage also spread over Taylor’s shooting, with high-profile figures like now-Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris calling for a federal investigation.  

The protests in Louisville have already yielded significant changes. The city council passed “Breonna’s Law,” which bans no-knock warrants, and the police chief was fired in June following a separate police shooting.

Neither the Louisville Metro Police Department nor the mayor’s office immediately returned Insider’s request for comment.

Earlier Tuesday, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer did not answer questions from local radio reporters about the settlement, saying, “I don’t have an announcement at this time.”

This article has been updated.

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