Landmark settlement for Breonna Taylor, wrongfully shot by US police


Ben Crump: Breonna Taylor settlement is ‘significant and landmark’: This video from ABC discusses the recent settlement of $12M USD for Breonna Taylor’s family, a young African-American woman who was wrongfully shot by police last March in Kentucky, USA.


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to execute a no-knock warrant
to pay 12 million dollars in the wrongful death lawsuit
to barge into
to fire a warning shot with a legally owned gun
the criminal case against the three officers is still pending
to include incentives for police officers to live in certain low-income areas
to do volunteer work in the communities
to stop another tradegy
to bridge this divide of mistrust between law enforcement and communities of color
to be a deterrent for sb
to use excessive force against sb
to deal with systematic racism and oppresssion
to be marginalized
to set a precedent

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  1. What happened to Breonna Taylor?

Breonna Taylor was wrongfully shot by police last March in Kentucky, USA.

  1. What happened after hear tragic death?

Many protests and riots took place after she was killed.

  1. What disciplinary measures have the officers faced?

One of the three officers was fired and the other two are on administrative reassignment.

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  1. Do you think the officers would act differently if they lived in the same community?
  2. What do you think about the protests and the riots?
  3. Have you done anything to help the black community?

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