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I suppose this was almost inevitable, but it’s likely going to have a serious impact on future developments (and potentially criminal trials) in the death of Breonna Taylor. Back in April, Taylor’s mother, Tamika Palmer, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the City of Louisville and the officers involved in the shooting. It was announced today that the city has settled with Palmer to the tune of “millions” of dollars along with concessions on pending police reform measures. The family is declaring this as a great victory and justice for Talor, but this story is very far from being over. (NBC News)
The city of Louisville, Kentucky, has reached a settlement with Breonna Taylor’s family six months after she was killed in her home during a police drug raid.
A source familiar with the details of the settlement told NBC News the agreement is in the millions of dollars and will include a list of police reforms that will address officer accountability and the execution of search warrants.
The settlement was first reported by The Louisville Courier-Journal. Lawyers for Taylor’s family will discuss the settlement at a 2 p.m. ET news conference. A spokeswoman for Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer declined to comment Tuesday morning.
The city isn’t commenting on the suit, nor are they making this out as some sort of acknowledgment of fault on the part of the police. But it will be almost impossible to keep that out of the minds of the jurors if any or all of the police involved in the shooting wind up going to trial. At this point, none of the officers who raided Taylor’s apartment have even been charged with a crime, though one has been fired from his job and two others have been put on administrative leave indefinitely.
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Qualified immunity is such a bar to suing police that Breonna Taylor’s family settled their suit against the city for $12 million.
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