Louisville Settles Breonna Taylor's Wrongful Death Lawsuit

By Lauren Crawford

September 15, 2020

UPDATE (2:30 pm ET):

The city of Louisville, Kentucky, has agreed to pay $12 million to the family of Breonna Taylor, to settle a wrongful death lawsuit, multiple outlets report.


Six months after the tragic death of Breonna Taylor — the 26-year-old EMT who was shot and killed by police in her home — the city of Louisville, Kentucky, has settled a wrongful death lawsuit filed by her family.

According to CNN, the agreement is a multimillion dollar settlement that the Louisville mayor is expected to announce later this afternoon (September 15) in a joint press conference with Taylor's family attorneys.

The Taylor family sued the city of Louisville after police officers broke down the door to Breonna Taylor's apartment and fatally shot her while executing a "no-knock" warrant on March 13.

Last week, a grand jury was empaneled to investigate the fatal shooting. The grand jury will ultimately decide the fate of the three officers — Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and officers Brett Hankison and Myles Cosgrove — who opened fire during the incident.

While an announcement has yet to be made about those proceedings, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron is expected to announce a charging decision soon.

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