An attorney for the family of Breonna Taylor is praising a settlement reached with the city of Louisville Kentucky following the death of Breonna Taylor in March 2020.
Lonita Baker says the deal includes a 12-million-dollar payment and police reforms.
Taylor was a 26 year old paramedic who was shot and killed by Louisville Police when they entered her apartment on what is called a “no-knock” search warrant raid. Police barged in, wearing civilian clothes, prompting Taylor’s boyfriend Kenneth Walker to grab his gun and fire at officers.
A shootout ensued and Taylor was shot 8 times and killed. One of the police officers was shot but did survive.
Walker has stated publicly, the police did knock loudly but did not say they were police officers, prior to storming into the apartment.
Police were looking for Jamarcus Glover and Adrian Walker, two drug suspects.
Glover was the ex-boyfriend of Breonna Taylor.
Police did not find any drugs in Taylor’s apartment.
FILE – Signs are held up showing Breonna Taylor during a rally in her honor on the steps of the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., Thursday, June 25, 2020. The city of Louisville will pay several million dollars to the mother of Breonna Taylor and install police reforms as part of a settlement of a lawsuit from Taylor’s family, The Associated Press has learned. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)