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Louisville Agrees to Pay Breonna Taylor’s Family $12 Million (1)

Sept. 15, 2020, 7:40 PM

Louisville, Kentucky agreed to pay the family of Breonna Taylor a $12 million settlement and enact a series of reforms as part of the largest police misconduct payout in the city’s history after officers shot and killed the unarmed Black woman in her home in March.

“I’m deeply, deeply sorry for Breonna’s death,” Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said during a joint press conference with the Taylor family’s lawyers on Tuesday. “My administration is not waiting to move ahead with needed reforms to prevent a tragedy like this from happening again.”

The most the city has paid previously for police misconduct...

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