UPDATE 1-Louisville to announce settlement in Breonna Taylor shooting -Courier Journal

15 Sep 2020 / 23:41 H.

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    Sept 15 (Reuters) - The city government of Louisville, Kentucky, is expected to announce on Tuesday a financial settlement with the family of Breonna Taylor, a Black woman fatally shot by police in March, the Courier Journal reported.

    The "substantial" settlement will be accompanied by police reforms, including a requirement that commanders approve search warrants before they are put to a judge, the Courier Journal said, citing a person with knowledge of the matter.

    Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency medical technician, was killed in March when Louisville police burst into her apartment using a so-called "no-knock" arrest warrant that did not require them to announce themselves.

    The attorney for Taylor's family, Ben Crump, said on Twitter a "major update" in the case will be announced at 2 p.m. ET (1800 GMT) at the Louisville mayor's office, and that the family will speak.

    A spokeswoman for Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer did not immediately respond to a request for comment. (reporting by Nathan Layne in Wilton, Connecticut; Editing by Steve Orlofsky and Howard Goller)

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