The city of Louisville has agreed to a $12 million settlement with the family of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old Kentucky woman who was fatally shot five times by police in her apartment in March.
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer made the official announcement on Tuesday in a joint press conference with the lawyers of Taylor’s family. He said while the investigation by Attorney General Daniel Cameron is still ongoing, his “administration is not waiting to move ahead.”
In addition to the payment, the settlement includes a number of police reforms to be implemented in the city. One of these includes the requirement of commanding officers to approval all search warrants before an officer seeks judicial approval.
Fischer said he hopes to build stronger community connections by establishing a housing credit program to incentivize police officers to live in the city. He also said social workers would be integrated into the Louisville Metro Police Department and that funds for this activity have already been initiated.