Major Movement In the Breonna Taylor Civil Case

(Tuesday, September 15, 2020) – The city of Louisville and the family of Breonna Taylor have reportedly reached a financial settlement in her death.  According to numerous reports, that deal will be announced later Tuesday.

Taylor was the 26-year-old Black woman who was shot to death by police in her apartment back in March. Her killing has touched off months of protests around the country.  Details of the settlement are said to include a cash payout and sweeping police reforms.

The settlement does not impact the ongoing state investigation by Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron into whether the officers who raided Taylor’s apartment should face criminal charges in her death.  That probe is still ongoing.  The U.S. Justice Department is also investigating the case.

Taylor was fatally shot by police on March 13th when plainclothes officers burst into her home carrying out a so-called no-knock search warrant in the middle of the night.  She and her boyfriend thought the officers were intruders.  The boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, fired a shot with a gun he legally owned.