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Family of US police shooting victim settles civil case

WASHINGTON: The family of Breonna Taylor, a black woman killed in a police shooting in her own home, have settled their civil case with the US city of Louisville for substantial compensation and promises of reforms, media reported on Tuesday.
The family’s lawyers and the mayor’s office said they would hold a press conference later in the day to announce a major development in a case that has become emblematic of a nationwide wave of protest against police brutality and racism led by the Black Lives Matter movement.
They will announce a deal that encompasses a “significant dollar amount” and promises of reforms for local law enforcement, lawyer Sam Aguiar, who represents Taylor’s mother, told the local television station WLKY. He declined to give further details. (AFP)