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Wrongful death settlement reached between the family of Breonna Taylor and the city of Louisville

The undisclosed pay out comes after month of pressure to arrest the police responsible

September 15, 2020 - 10:05 am

According to several sources, a settlement has been reached in a wrongful death lawsuit between the family of Breonna Taylor and the city of Louisville, Ky on Tuesday. 

Attorney Sam Aguiar, who is representing the Taylor family, confirmed the settlement saying the deal includes a "significant dollar amount" for the family, along with police reform measures going forward. 

Taylor, 26, was murdered by Louisville officers serving a search warrant related to a drug investigation at her home on March 13.

Taylor's boyfriend, Kenneth Walker fired at police upon their entry, saying he believed them to be intruders and three officers returned fire. Walker was arrested and charged with attempted murder of a police officer, but was released in May.

Sgt. Jon Mattingly, who was shot in the leg during the incident has since recovered. Two other detectives on the case have been disciplined for their actions. Myles Cosgrove was re-assigned since the raid and and Brett Hankison was later fired. No word if any of the officers will face charges. 

This story is developing. 

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