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Breonna Taylor settlement is among largest payouts linked to a police shooting

September 16, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

The $12 million settlement with Breonna Taylor's family is a historic move for Louisville, Kentucky, but across America it's the latest financial repercussion in a police misconduct case.

More than six months after Taylor was killed inside her apartment as police officers executed a "no-knock" search warrant, the city is poised to pay its highest-ever settlement, a city spokeswoman told CNN.

Local officials in Chicago approved a $16 million settlement in 2018 after a Black woman was shot and killed by police while officers responded to a disturbance call.

City officials approved paying $16 million to Jones' family, which is considered one of the largest settlements for a police shooting in the city's history, CNN affiliate WBBM and the Chicago Tribune reported.

A jury in 2018 ruled in favor of the family of a Black woman who was shot and killed by police in Baltimore County, Maryland, awarding more than $37 million in a civil lawsuit.

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