The Louisville Metro government on Tuesday announced a $12 million settlement package with the family of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman who was shot in her own home by police officers in March. The settlement also includes a series of police reforms.

Louisville to pay $12 million settlement to family of Breonna Taylor – Axios

All these stories framed it as the Louisville government paying this settlement. But what’s actually happening is that the taxpayers are paying for police misconduct – after already paying the salaries of the police who committed the misconduct – and the city is just acting as the escrow account for the money.