Breonna Taylor's Wrongful Death Lawsuit Settled with City of Louisville

Breonna Taylor's Wrongful Death Lawsuit Settled with City of Louisville

The fatal police shooting has led to months of protests in Louisville and across the country under the overarching Black Lives Matter movement against anti-Black racism and police violence.

Police descended on her apartmen after securing a court-approved warrant as part of a drug investigation involving her ex-boyfriend that allowed officers to enter her home without any warning.

Until Freedom, a social justice organization that has protested in Louisville, released a statement Tuesday reacting to the reported city settlement.

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, the first Black person to hold the post and a Republican rising star, was made a special prosecutor in the case earlier this year, and the FBI has opened an investigation as well.

Sam Aguiar, an attorney for Taylor's family, said the city's handling of the case has been slow and frustrating.

The suit accused three Louisville police officers of blindly firing into Taylor's apartment the night of the March raid, striking Taylor several times. Her death, along with the death of George Floyd, a Black man who died May 25 after a now-former Minneapolis police officer pinned him to the ground with his knee, has triggered global protests against racism and police brutality.

Ms Taylor and her partner, Kenneth Walker, were reportedly asleep as the commotion began.

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Walker fired his gun when officers stormed into the apartment and has since said he thought he was defending against a home invasion. Walker fired a shot that allegedly struck Mattingly in the leg.

No drugs were found in the property.

None of the officers involved in her shooting have been arrested or charged, sparking an uproar among protesters. It also says the officers were not looking for her or her partner, but for an unrelated suspect who did not live in the complex.

One of the officers involved in the raid, Brett Hankison, was sacked in June.

A warrant listed Taylor's name and address, but the main narcotics investigation was centered around Glover and co-defendants' alleged trafficking on Elliott Avenue in Louisville's Russell neighborhood. Similar legislation that would ban the warrants nationwide was introduced in the US Congress.

None of the three officers involved in the flawed raid has been charged with a crime.

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