Officials in Louisville have agreed to pay a $12 million settlement to the family of Breonna Taylor. The 26 years-old was killed in her home by police back in March.
Along with the settlement, the city will create a housing credit program to require officers to live in areas they serve, need commanders to approve search warrants, and use social workers to provide support on policy runs.
However, the family’s attorney Benjamin Crump believes that a $12 million settlement the biggest amount ever paid to a black woman killed by police in the United States. Taylor’s mother and attorneys have continued to push for charges against the officers who shot her.
The settlement has come six months after the shooting took place. Although several supporters have spoken out, believing that more needs to be done for justice to be served.