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Ben Crump reacts to Breonna Taylor’s family receiving $12M settlement

Ben Crump reacts to Breonna Taylor’s family receiving $12M settlement

Ben Crump reacts to Breonna Taylor’s family receiving $12M settlement

On September 15, a $12 million settlement was announced by the city of Louisville, Kentucky, with the family of Breonna Taylor in relation to a wrongful death lawsuit.

This comes many months after Taylor was fatally shot by Louisville police in her own home.

A few hours after the announcement of the settlement Taylor’s family’s attorney Ben Crump spoke about the event.

“Nothing will ever bring back the precious life or fill the bottomless void left by the death of Breonna for her family or her community, which she served as a frontline emergency worker,” Crump said. “But this settlement, with the accompanying police reforms, sends a powerful signal to the community that Breonna’s life and her death will have a long-term impact, hopefully preventing the loss of other Black lives.”

According to Crump, the settlement will cause increased reform within the Louisville Police Department.

“The significance is not just the historic $12 million settlement for the police shooting of Breonna Taylor, but also the comprehensive police reform agreed to by Mayor Greg Fischer and the Louisville Metro City Council,” he said. “In the many cases I have represented involving police brutality — from George Floyd and Jacob Blake to Pamela Turner — I have never seen the level of responsive, comprehensive systemic reform that has occurred here under the leadership of Mayor Fischer in just six months. We credit Mayor Fischer and the city council for their tremendous leadership in bringing progress and reform out of tragedy.”

Crump still wants to make sure that the officers who partook in the fatal shooting of Taylor are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Recently, the case was directed to a grand jury.

“This is an important step toward justice more than six months after Breonna’s death,” he said. “We continue to urge Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron to convene a grand jury and charge the involved officers immediately.”

It was on March 13 that three officers donning plainclothes — Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison and Myles Cosgrove — entered Taylor’s apartment on the basis of their no-knock warrant. Unfortunately, they got into the wrong home and fired over 20 bullets, killing Taylor. It is reported that Taylor’s’ boyfriend fired one shot. According to a court filing, Taylor’s family stated that the cops did not offer aid to her following the shooting. While Hankinson was fired from the force, none of the three officers was charged in the incident.

While media and celebrities continue to demand justice for Taylor, the officers involved are yet to be charged with a crime.

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Post-mortem report delivered to Dreasjon Reed’s family months after police lethally shot him

Post-mortem report delivered to Dreasjon Reed’s family months after police lethally shot him

Post-mortem report delivered to Dreasjon Reed’s family months after police lethally shot him

Reed was lethally shot on May 6.

On May 6, Dreasjon Reed was lethally shot by an IMPD officer. Presently, the late casualty’s family has at last gotten the autopsy results.

A quarter of a year back, cops sought after Reed subsequent to seeing that somebody was driving wildly on an interstate. Supervisors requested that authorities stop the vehicle, which was going about 90 mph. In the wake of recognizing the vehicle on a city road, the 21-year-old, and the deputy supposedly traded gunfire, which brought about the death of the previous.

In the wake of accepting the autopsy results, Reed’s mom Demetree Wynn held a question and answer session tending to the current circumstance. “You can’t do what you did to my son and tell me it was right,” Wynn said. “I’ve been a nurse for 20 years and I’m not stupid. Don’t insult my intelligence by assuming I don’t know how to read. I know what it says. And if it was your child, I promise you, you couldn’t stand here.”

She proceeded, “I can’t breathe, my heart hurts. But I’m still standing here and there ain’t no way in hell you can do that to somebody else’s kid and be okay with it. If you’re okay with it, let me do it to your son and I’m gonna show you how it feels. I promise you that.”

In the wake of the continuous protests in America, this isn’t the first occasion when that there has been an issue with respect to post-mortem examination reports. After George Floyd passed on account of several officers, his family directed performed an individual assessment to reveal insight into reality.

“Sustained pressure on the right side of Mr. Floyd’s carotid artery impeded blood flow to the brain, and weight on his back impeded his ability to breathe,” Ben Crump, the family’s attorney, revealed. “The independent examiners found that weight on the back, handcuffs and positioning were contributory factors because they impaired the ability of Mr. Floyd’s diaphragm to function.”

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