A city spokesman told CNN that more than six months after Taylor was killed inside his apartment, police officers executed a “no-knock” search warrant.
CNN affiliate WLKY reported that the city had previously paid $ 8.5 million for the wrongful punishment of Edwin Chandler, who was sentenced to nine years in prison for the 1993 murder.
Cities across the country have reached monetary agreements after the first high-profile police shooting. Cleveland agreed to pay $ 6 million to Tamir Rice’s family and New York City agreed to pay $ 5.9 million to Eric Garner’s family.
Civil rights lawyer Ben Crump, who has represented the families of several police brutality victims – including George Floyd and Jacob Blake – said he believed Taylor’s settlement paid for a black woman killed by police in the US Gaya is one of the largest zodiac signs. .
While it is unclear whether Taylor’s family payments are one of all police malpractice lawsuits in the nation, here are other large payments arising from police shootings in recent years:
The city of Minneapolis announced a $ 20 million settlement last year – the largest settlement in the city’s history – following the 2017 death of Justin Ruszczy.
Ruszczek, 40, called 911 to report a possible attack in the alley behind his home when he was shot by former Minneapolis police officer Mohammad Noor, who was responding to his call.
Raszski’s 2017 death in the United States and in his native Australia attracted widespread attention. She moved to Minneapolis to live with her fiancé and was killed just a month before her marriage.
Noor was convicted of third-degree murder and manslaughter. In June, a Minnesota judge sentenced him to 12 years in prison. Noor has appealed the sentence, CNN affiliate WCCO reported.
Local authorities in Chicago approved a $ 16 million settlement in 2018 after a black woman was shot and killed by police, while officials responded to a disturbing call.
Betty Jones, 55, and her 19-year-old neighbor were shot and killed during the 2015 incident. Kishore’s father told CNN that he hoped police would help his son when he called 911. Instead, an officer shot and killed the teenager inside a Chicago apartment building after Jones allegedly responded to either a door knocking or a ring.
When police arrived, the teen was walking down the stairs carrying a baseball bat, CNN affiliate WLS reported and an officer fired.
Jones said at the time, “was accidentally killed and tragically killed”.
City officials approved paying $ 16 million to Jones’ family, considered one of the largest settlements for police shootings in the city’s history, CNN affiliate WBBM and the Chicago Tribune reported.
In 2018, a jury ruled in favor of the family of a black woman who was shot and killed by police in Baltimore County, Maryland, in a civil lawsuit that awarded more than $ 37 million.
23-year-old Corianne Gaines was shot and killed in August 2016 after an hour-long clash with police in Baltimore County. Authorities said that she was trying for an encounter with police at the time.
Her 5-year-old son was also shot twice, said Kenneth Ravenel, an attorney for the child and his father, Corey Cunningham.
A judge overturned the verdict last year. CNN affiliate WBAL said Gaines’ family appealed that decision and a special appeals judge ruled in his favor in July.
CNN’s Toby Lyles contributed to this story.