City of Louisville agrees to $12 million settlement in Breonna Taylor shooting

The city of Louisville has agreed to pay Breonna Taylor's family $12 million as part of a settlement six months after police shot the black EMT dead in her apartment. 

The financial payment is the largest amount the city has ever paid in relation to a police misconduct lawsuit.  

The settlement is in response to a wrongful death lawsuit that Taylor's mother Tamika Palmer filed against the city and its police department back in April. 

In addition to the financial deal Taylor's family will receive as a result of her death, the settlement will also include a series of police reforms.  

Among the reforms is a requirement that police commanders must approve all search warrants before they are sent to a judge. 

The deal also includes that officers involved in any shooting will have to under drug and alcohol testing. 

The city of Louisville has reached a 'substantial' financial settlement with the family of Breonna Taylor six months after the black EMT was shot dead by police in her apartment

The city of Louisville has reached a 'substantial' financial settlement with the family of Breonna Taylor six months after the black EMT was shot dead by police in her apartment

Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency medical technician, was gunned down back in March when Louisville police burst into her apartment using a no-knock arrest warrant that did not require them to announce themselves.

A spokeswoman for Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the settlement.

The settlement could be announced as early as 2pm. 

It comes as Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron is expected to announce this week whether criminal charges will be filed against the three Louisville Metro Police Department officers involved in Taylor's shooting death. 

Her slaying set off weeks of protests, policy changes and a call for the officers who shot Taylor to be criminally charged.  

One of the officers, Brett Hankison, was fired for 'blindly' firing 10 shots into Taylor's apartment from outside. 

The other two, John Mattingly and Myles Cosgrove, remain on the force on administrative assignment.  

Taylor was gunned down back in March when Louisville police burst into her apartment using a  no-knock arrest warrant that did not require them to announce themselves. Pictured above is an evidence photo showing the bullet casings from outside her apartment

Taylor was gunned down back in March when Louisville police burst into her apartment using a  no-knock arrest warrant that did not require them to announce themselves. Pictured above is an evidence photo showing the bullet casings from outside her apartment 

In the crime scene photos, a body camera can be seen on officer Anthony James' right shoulder

Another officer, Myles Cosgrove, can be seen in the photos wearing a body camera holder

In the crime scene photos, a body camera can be seen on officer Anthony James' right shoulder. Another officer, Myles Cosgrove, can be seen in the photos wearing a body camera holder

Taylor was fatally shot eight times by police as

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