Louisville reaches $12M settlement with family of Breonna Taylor

Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old aspiring nurse, was killed on March 13 after being shot eight times by Louisville police officers. (Source: Family photo)

The City of Louisville has reached a $12 million settlement with the family of Breonna Taylor, the EMT who was fatally shot in her sleep on March 13 by officers executing a no-knock warrant, FOX News reported.

The sum eclipses previous payments following an officer-involved shooting in the city's history.

The agreement includes numerous police reforms, some of which include officer accountability and changes to methods in which warrants are executed, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said.

Taylor's death immediately sparked protests in the area, but they grew to nationwide demonstrations amid the social unrest following the death of George Floyd.

Many athletes, like LeBron James, and celebrities, like Oprah Winfery, have been vocal about seeing charges brought against the officers involved in her death. 

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During the March 13 encounter, Taylor's boyfriend Kenneth Walker shot Sgt. Jon Mattingly as the couple's home was raided.

Officials initially charged Walker with attempted murder, but that charge was later dropped.

Mattingly was reassigned after struggling to overcome his injuries. Det. Brett Hankison was terminated for "blindly" opening fire into Taylor's home from outside.

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Myles Cosgrove was the other officer who opened fire.

A grand jury will review a criminal case to determine if any of the officers involved will fave charges.