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Breonna Taylor's family 'agree financial settlement' over death

Breonna Taylor's family 'agree financial settlement' over death”

The settlement is expected to be announced by city officials and Taylor's family on Tuesday afternoon and includes a police reform package, sources said.

None of the officers involved in her shooting have been arrested or charged, sparking an uproar among protesters. Daniel Cameron, Kentucky's attorney general, released a statement this week saying the investigation was still ongoing. One officer, Brett Hankinson, was sacked in late June for "wantonly and blindly" firing 10 rounds into her apartment, then-interim Louisville Police Chief Robert Schroeder wrote.

Louisville police chief Steve Conrad was sacked shortly after Black business owner David McAtee was killed by officers amid protests for Taylor's death.

The settlement includes police reforms, the AP said.

Charges in the Breonna Taylor case?

Taylor and her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, were sleeping inside their Louisville apartment on March 13 when officers with the Louisville Metro Police Department attempted to execute a "no-knock" search warrant.

The police said they knocked several times before using a ram to open the door and were allegedly met with gunfire.

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When police battered in the door, Walker fired what he later called a warning shot.

The suit was filed April 27 and named the three officers as defendants. Taylor was hit five times and died in her hallway.

The photos were taken by Louisville investigators in the hours after Taylor was gunned down.

'This incident was related to the execution of a search warrant by members of our Criminal Interdiction Division and some of the officers assigned to this division do not wear body-worn video systems, ' Conrad, who has since been fired, said.

Taylor was killed six months ago.

The case picked up steam and media coverage in May when local attorneys for the estate, Sam Aguiar and Lonita Baker, were joined by Florida-based attorney Ben Crump. "The family right now has a very understandable desire to know the full circumstance of what went on that night". Police did not find any drugs. An amended complaint subsequently claimed that Louisville police were attempting to clear out the block where Taylor lived in order to gentrify it, an accusation which the city has strongly denied.

Follow Darcy Costello on Twitter: @dctello.



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