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Breonna Taylor: Family of black woman shot dead by US police to get $12m in settlement

She was killed when police burst into her home using a "no knock" arrest warrant that did not require them to announce themselves.


The family of Breonna Taylor, an unarmed black woman shot dead during a US police drug raid, is to receive $12m (£9.3m) from the city of Louisville in Kentucky.As part of the financial settlement over a civil lawsuit brought by her mother Tamika Palmer, there will also be policing reforms, including how warrants are handled by officers. Louisville mayor Greg Fischer announced the settlement at a news conference, saying: "I cannot begin to imagine Ms Palmer's pain, and I am deeply, deeply sorry for Breonna's death."Ms Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency medical technician, was killed in March when police burst into her apartment at night using a so-called "no knock" arrest warrant that did not require them to announce themselves.Police typically use them in drug cases over concerns that evidence could be destroyed if they ann…

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