Louisville to Pay Millions to Breonna Taylor’s Family, Install Police Reforms as Part of Settlement

The city of Louisville, Ky., will pay $12 million to the estate of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman killed by police during a raid on her apartment, as part of a legal settlement with her family.
The settlement, which was announced by Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and attorneys for Ms. Taylor’s estate Tuesday, also requires the city to implement police reforms, including a mandate for supervisors to sign off on search warrants.
Ms. Taylor was killed on March 13 by Louisville police officers executing a no-knock warrant, which allows officers to storm a residence without announcing their presence.
“In order for the community to heal and move forward, there needs to be legitimacy and trust between the community and the police force,” said Mr. Fischer, a Democrat. “We hope that these are steps that are going to begin that process.”
Other plans he laid out include pairing social workers with police officers on some calls and developing an early-warning system to track officers’ use of force incidents and citizen complaints.