To me paying out isn't cleaning it up, that's more akin to trying to sweep under the rug when one doesn't conduct a thorough internal (or have an external) investigation conducted.
Ex-detective Brett Hankison is alleged to have “willfully used unconstitutionally excessive force … when he fired his service weapon into Taylor’s apartment through a covered window and covered glass door.” He is charged with depriving Taylor and a guest in her home “of their constitutional rights by firing shots through a bedroom window that was covered with blinds and a blackout curtain,” the US Department of Justice said.
The 46-year-old also faces charges of depriving three of Taylor’s neighbors of their constitutional rights as, according to the indictment, the bullets he fired traveled through a wall in Taylor’s home and into an adjacent apartment.
Okay, he had been fired 10 rds - with no sight picture at all of a threat, had no visual of a threat - and was acquired at the state level of wanton endangerment - by Jury...
I mean I can't fathom that one, the DA was either utterly inept, or intentionally sloppy.
The whole falsification of the warrant, both the facts to obtain it, and the misrepresentation of SWAT recommending a No-Knock, then the collusion attempting to cover up the lies after the death of Breonna Taylor is just sickening - and I hope those involved in that swing as hard as they can for that one.