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City of Louisville reaches agreement with Breonna Taylor's family

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Posted at 8:21 AM, Sep 15, 2020

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) — Attorneys for Breonna Taylor’s family have reportedly reached an agreement with the City of Louisville.

The agreement includes a cash settlement reaching into the millions of dollars, sources told WAVE 3 News.

It is expected to be one of the largest settlements involving an officer-involved shooting in Louisville police history.

Taylor, 26, was killed when LMPD narcotics officers shot her in her home while serving a now-banned no-knock warrant at her home on March 13.

The agreement also includes a long list of reforms for the police department, including some policy changes for the way warrants are executed and other directives on police accountability.

The news comes six months after the deadly raid at Taylor’s home, where Sgt. Jon Mattingly also was shot by Taylor’s boyfriend.

The settlement comes just six days after news broke that the Taylor case would be presented to a grand jury to determine what charges, if any, officers involved in the shooting would face.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is expected to make an announcement about the settlement Tuesday afternoon.