Mayor Greg Fischer announced the terms of the settlement at a news conference Tuesday afternoon with Taylor’s family and their attorneys. Taylor’s mother, Tamika Palmer, filed a lawsuit in late April against three Louisville Metro Police Department officers, accusing them of wrongfully causing her daughter’s death. The lawsuit alleged police used excessive force and the search was grossly negligent. In an amended complaint filed in July, Taylor’s family claimed that the raid was connected to a gentrification project.
Officer Brett Hankison, who shot 10 rounds blindly into the apartment, where no drugs or money were found, was fired in June. Officer Myles Cosgrove and Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly have been placed on administrative leave, along with the detective who requested the warrant.