The Louisville Metro government on Tuesday announced a $12 million settlement package with the family of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman who was shot while sleeping by police officers in her home in March.
The big picture: The settlement is the largest in the city's history, per the Louisville Courier-Journal. It will close out the wrongful death lawsuit filed in April by Taylor's mother, Tamika Palmer. Other legal proceedings related to Taylor's death have not yet concluded.
- Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron is still investigating the incident, along with the FBI, which opened a probe in May.
- A grand jury enlisted in Jefferson County may screen the criminal case, per the Courier-Journal. The grand jury would decide whether to charge the officers involved in the shooting.
The big picture: Police entered Taylor's home while investigating men they believed to be selling drugs out of a house 10 miles away. They shot her at least eight times while she was sleeping after her boyfriend, who was awakened by the incident, fired his gun in self-defense.
- Taylor's death sparked protests across Louisville and the country, as well as widespread calls on social media for the arrests of the officers involved in the shooting. It has become a focal point of the Black Lives Matter movement.