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Two policemen shot at Breonna Taylor protests

Protests resumed in Louisville after none of the three police officers involved in the operation would be directly accused of Breonna Taylor's death in March.

In protests that followed the judicial decision, two police officers were shot in Louisville. Their injuries are not life-threatening, according to acting police chief Robert Schroeder. One suspect has been arrested.

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Police in Louisville declares state of emergency ahead of Breonna Taylor decision
Police in Louisville declares state of emergency ahead of Breonna Taylor decision
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Following an internal memo released on Monday, the Louisville Metro Police Department is currently under a state of emergency. All departments are operating on emergency staffing and reporting, off-days are cancelled as well as unapproved vacation requests.

The decision as been made "in anticipation" of an announcement in the Breonna Taylor case.

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Louisville settles wrongful death lawsuit filed by Breonna Taylor's family
Louisville settles wrongful death lawsuit filed by Breonna Taylor's family
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The city of Louisville has settled the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of Breonna Taylor, the black woman who was shot by white police officers in her home on March 13, 2020. The family will receive a $12 million settlement and city officials have agreed on instituting reforms "aimed at preventing future deaths by police officers, according to three people familiar with the details," the New York Times reports.

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Louisville police arrested 68 people at Breonna Taylor protests
Louisville police arrested 68 people at Breonna Taylor protests
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During Tuesday's Breonna Taylor protests in Louisville, at least 68 people were arrested. According to Robert Schroeder, interim chief for the Louisville Metro Police Department, the protests were mostly peaceful but a group of protestors "crossed several intersections, creating dangerous situations as traffic continued to try to make its way in the area." Those who didn't follow the police orders to stay on the sidewalks were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and obstructing the roadway.