Six months after the slaying of Breonna Taylor, the City of Louisville, Kentucky agreed to pay $12 million as a settlement for her unfair and wrongful death. The city also agreed to implement police reforms.
This is the largest sum ever paid out by a city in connection to police brutality on a Black woman. Breonna Taylor’s mother, Tamika Palmer said her daughter’s life was worth bringing the criminal charges against the police officers who shot her multiple times while she was in her bed. Other representatives for the family said that the settlement is just one piece of the puzzle.
“Police reform measures mean so much”
“Justice for Breonna means that we will continue to save lives in her honor amount of money accomplishes that, but the police reform measures that we were able to get passed as a part of this settlement mean so much more to my family, our community, and to Breonna’s legacy,” according to Palmer.
Attorney Ben Crump who represents the Taylor family said that he would not let Breonna’s life be swept under the rug.