Louisville, Kentucky, has reached a $12 million settlement with Breonna Taylor’s family six months after she was killed in her home during a police drug raid.
Mayor Greg Fischer announced the terms of the settlement at a news conference Tuesday afternoon with Taylor’s family and their attorneys, Benjamin Crump, Sam Aguiar, and Lonita Baker.
The settlement will include police reforms like changes to the approval process for and execution of search warrants, a housing credit program to provide incentives for officers to live in certain low-income areas in the city and the expansion of random drug testing of officers. In addition, social workers will be hired to assist with dispatched runs.
“It’s important to note here that a financial settlement was nonnegotiable without significant police reform, and that’s what we were able to do today,” Baker said, adding that there is still work to be done.