The city of Louisville, Kentucky, has reached a record $12 million settlement with the family of Breonna Taylor, the emergency medical technician shot to death in her own home by police serving a "no-knock" warrant.
The settlement was announced by city officials and Taylor's family on Tuesday afternoon and includes a major police reform package.
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer began the news conference by saying Taylor's death 186 days ago "ignited a movement in Louisville and the nation for racial justice." Speaking directly to Taylor's mother, Tamika Palmer, Fischer said, "I cannot begin to imagine Ms. Palmer's pain and I'm deeply, deeply sorry for Breonna's death."
Fischer said that in addition to the monetary settlement, the largest in a police use-of-force case in Louisville history, the city will implement a series of police department reforms "to prevent a tragedy like this from ever happening again."