During this Tuesday, there was a judicial agreement in the United States for which the family of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old African-American girl, who was shot dead by the police on March 13.
The mayor of the city of Kentucky, Greg fischer, reported on the agreement last Tuesday, in the presence of the victim’s family and lawyer.
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Also, from the city of Louisville Reforms to police procedures were contemplated to prevent future deaths, among them that house search warrants are previously approved by an officer or commander in charge.
According to the investigations, on March 13 the agents entered Taylor’s apartment to carry out a search warrant, presumably looking for drugs that in the end they did not find, did not knock or knock on the door before entering.
Breonna Taylor (26 years old) was killed by a Police in the United States. Photo: Diffusion.
Lonita baker, one of the lawyers of the family of Taylor, he told reporters that a financial agreement « was not negotiable without significant police reform. »
He emphasized that they will not cease their calls to hold the police officers involved in the death of Taylor and he anticipated that they will continue to pressure the attorney general of that state to take the case before a grand jury, . reported.
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According to The New York Times, the $ 12 million compensation that the family will receive is more than double what was awarded to the family of Eric Garner, who died in 2014 after a police officer immobilized him with a prohibited chokehold while trying to arrest him.
Ben crump, also a lawyer for the family of Taylor, noted that this may be the « largest amount ever paid to a black person » for a police shooting and considered that it sets the « precedent » for other African American women that their lives « will be valued. »