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Louisville reaches agreement with Breonna Taylor’s family

The FBI Louisville office announced Thursday it is opening an investigation into the deadly police shooting of Breonna Taylor. (Source: Family of Breonna Taylor)
The FBI Louisville office announced Thursday it is opening an investigation into the deadly police shooting of Breonna Taylor. (Source: Family of Breonna Taylor)(WKYT)
Published: Sep. 15, 2020 at 7:20 AM CDT
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Attorneys for Breonna Taylor’s family have reached an agreement with the City of Louisville, WAVE 3 News Troubleshooters have learned.

The settlement includes a significant amount of money 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 shot dead when LMPD narcotics officers served a warrant at her home on March 13.

The agreement also includes a long list of reforms for the police department. Some of those changes include policy changes for the way the department executes warrants. Other mandates address 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 days after WAVE 3 News first reported that the state’s criminal case will be presented to a grand jury to determine whether any of the officers who fired their weapons that night will face charges.

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

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