Louisville has settled Breonna Taylor’s wrongful death lawsuit for $12M

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The city of Louisville will institute a series of police reforms and pay $12 million to the family of Breonna Taylor to settle a wrongful death lawsuit, according to a report by CNN.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Taylor’s family and their attorneys announced the settlement in a joint press conference on Tuesday. Taylor, a 26-year-old EMT, was killed in her home by police on March 13.

Family attorney Benjamin Crump said he believed the $12 million payout is the largest amount ever paid out for a Black woman killed by police in the U.S. and possibly the most ever for a Black person killed by police.

The settlement comes more than six months after Louisville Metro Police officers broke down the door to Taylor’s apartment and fatally shot her while executing a late-night, “no-knock” warrant in a narcotics investigation.