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Settlement reached between city of Louisville, Breonna Taylor's family

A settlement has been reached in a civil lawsuit between the family of Breonna Taylor and the city of Louisville.

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A $12 million settlement has been reached in a civil lawsuit between the family of Breonna Taylor and the city of Louisville.

The city of Louisville will pay millions to the mother of Taylor and reform police practices as part of a lawsuit settlement months after Taylor's slaying by police thrust the Black woman's name to the forefront of a national reckoning on race.

Mayor Greg Fischer spoke Tuesday afternoon at a news conference. Fischer said he’s deeply sorry regarding Taylor’s death and couldn’t begin to imagine the pain of Breonna Taylor's mom, Tamika Palmer.

Fischer said the city will establish a housing credit program to incentivize officers to live in certain areas of the city and make change to encourage volunteering. It’s also seeking to add social workers to the police department.

The mayor said stronger review will also be put in place for search warrants, part of which includes a commanding officer to review and approve warrants and other materials before they proceed.

Taylor, 26, was killed on March 13 when Louisville officers were serving a search warrant related to a drug investigation.

Taylor and her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, were inside at the time. Police have said Walker fired at police upon their entry and three officers returned fire. Taylor was shot and killed.

Walker was arrested and charged with attempted murder of a police officer, but later released.

Sgt. Jon Mattingly was shot in the leg during the incident. He and Detectives Myles Cosgrove and Brett Hankison were placed on administrative reassignment. Hankison was later fired.

Whether they will face charges is still undecided by the attorney general's office.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.