LOUISVILLE, Ky. (NewsNation Now) — Town of Louisville is anticipated to announce a settlement within the wrongful dying lawsuit filed by the household of Breonna Taylor, a Black girl fatally shot by police in her house in March, in line with The Courier-Journal.
The newspaper reported Tuesday that the settlement will be accompanied by police reforms, together with a requirement that commanders approve search warrants earlier than they’re put to a choose. The settlement could also be introduced as early as 2 p.m. ET, The Courier-Journal stories.
On March 13, Louisville cops shot Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency medical technician, whereas serving a “no-knock” narcotics search warrant at her residence as a part of a drug investigation.
Officers broke down the door and had been met with gunfire from Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker. Walker stated he thought he was defending towards a house invasion.
One of many officers, Jonathan Mattingly, was shot within the leg. Mattingly and two different officers, Myles Cosgrove and Brett Hankinson had been positioned on administrative reassignment after the taking pictures, and Hankison was later fired.
Walker was initially charged however these prices had been later dropped.
No medicine had been discovered within the residence and Taylor was unarmed.
In June, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) launched the Justice for Breonna Taylor Act, which prohibits “no-knock” warrants.
A spokeswoman for Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
NewsNation has reached out to the mayor and the Taylor household attorneys for remark.
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