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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.

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Officer involved in Breonna Taylor shooting to be fired by Louisville police
Det. Brett Hankison
Det. Brett Hankison Credit: Louisville Metro Police Department

Louisville Metro Police Officer Brett Hankison, one of the three officers involved in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor, will be fired, Mayor Greg Fischer announced at a press conference Friday morning.

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At least seven people shot at Breonna Taylor protests in Louisville

Parallel to the ongoing protests following the death of George Floyd, protests have broken out demanding justice for Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old ER tech from Louisville who was shot and killed by the Metro Police Louisville in March 2020. The police have confirmed that shots were heard before 11:30 pm and that at least seven people had been shot - two of which required surgery. In the statement, the police said that they were not involved in the shootings.