Jun 3 2020 Mayor announces external top-to-bottom review of LMPD

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer today announced the city is issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a comprehensive, top-to-bottom review of the Louisville Metro Police Department.

Jun 3 2020 Public Health Director Urges Demonstrators to Get Tested for COVID-19

Dr. Sarah Moyer, director of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness and the city’s chief health strategist, is encouraging those participating in recent demonstrations to get tested for COVID-19, to wear facemasks and to practice other strategies to protect themselves during future demonstrations.

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Jun 3 2020 Public Safety Committee approves “Breonna’s Law” an Ordinance to regulate no-knock warrants and the use of body cameras in all search warrants

In a unanimous vote, the Public Safety Committee of the Louisville Metro Council has approved “Breonna’s Law” to regulate and provide specific guidelines for the use of no-knock warrants by Louisville Metro Police officers.

Jun 1 2020 Curfew Q&A

 NOTE: On Thursday, June 4, Mayor Fischer announce the end to the citywide curfew. 

 

Can I leave my home? Everyone should remain in their residences and out of common areas during curfew hours.

What happens if I go out? You can be cited for a curfew violation and asked to return to your home.

Jun 1 2020 Mayor Fischer fires LMPD Chief Conrad; two officers involved in David McAtee shooting are on leave

In addition, the Mayor announced that two Louisville Metro Police Officers who fired their weapons in the Monday morning shooting of David McAtee in an incident at 26th and Broadway have been placed on administrative leave because they either failed to have their body cameras turned on or wear them, which is a violation of police policy – “and an especially grievous error at a time of such heightened focus on police activities.”

May 31 2020 Mayor Fischer's remarks from the media briefing, 11 a.m. Sunday, May 31

Mayor Fischer's prepared remarks from the media briefing on Sunday, May 31, 2020:

Thank you.

Last night, we experienced our third consecutive night of protests in our city in response to the tragic death of Breonna Taylor locally, George Floyd in Minneapolis and just the general outrage of Americans toward the injustices our African American communities are experiencing. 

May 30 2020 Mayor Greg Fischer’s statement on May 29 protests

Mayor Greg Fischer’s statement on May 29 protests:

Tonight, Louisville saw a second night of protests on our streets. This has been a very sad night for our city. And as violence raged across many cities in our country, it has been a sad night for America.

There needs to be ample recognition of the underlying inequity that causes so much of this frustration, but there is no excuse for the destruction of property we have seen this evening.

May 30 2020 Mayor Fischer implements curfew, works with Governor to bring in National Guard to address violent protests

After surveying damage from the violence that erupted in downtown Louisville Friday night into early Saturday, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that he’s asked Governor Andy Beshear to authorize the assistance of the National Guard, and that he’s implementing a dusk-to-dawn curfew at least for the next two days.

May 29 2020 Mayor Fischer addresses protest and announces new steps to address concerns about police-community relations

Mayor Greg Fischer today updated the public about protests that took place in downtown Louisville on Thursday evening into early Friday morning. Several hundred protestors took to the streets to express the frustration and pain being felt by the community about the tragic death of Breonna Taylor.

May 29 2020 The Louisville Metro Council releases statement concerning last night protests and violence surrounding the death of Breonna Taylor

The Louisville Metro Council has issued the following statement after Thursday night’s protests surrounding the death of Breonna Taylor.

May 29 2020 Mayor Fischer cautions protesters to be peaceful tonight; announces more steps to improve police-community relations

Citing the expectation of additional protests related to the Breonna Taylor case, Mayor Greg Fischer this afternoon urged protesters to be peaceful, parents to keep their kids at home, and others to stay away from downtown.

May 29 2020 Councilwoman McCraney Assures Community a Thorough Investigation of Civilian Review Models for Louisville Metro

Mayor Greg Fischer named Councilwoman Paula McCraney as co-chair of the newly formed Civilian Review Board Work Group.  She will serve alongside co-chair Deputy Mayor Ellen Hesen, and 31 other community advocates, administration officials, law enforcement representatives, faith leaders and elected officials across the Louisville community.

May 29 2020 Air Pollution Control District Proposed Permit

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a FEDOOP operating permit for River Metals Recycling, LLC (scrap metal recycling facility), 2114 Metal Lane, Louisville, KY 40206 in accordance with Regulation 2.17. This permit is being issued to reclassify the source from a minor source to a FEDOOP source, due to a change in VOC emission factors. The 30-day public comment period starts on May30, 2020, and ends on June 29, 2020. A public hearing may be scheduled if the District determines that there are germane, unresolved issues or substantial public interest, in accordance with Regulation 2.07.

May 28 2020 Mayor Fischer releases 911 calls from Breonna Taylor case

Mayor Greg Fischer today released all calls from MetroSafe, including 911 calls, from the March 13 police incident that resulted in the death of Breonna Taylor.

“I have heard the calls from the community and Council to share whatever facts we can as quickly as we can. And, as I have said, I believe that when we get the facts out, justice will follow,” the Mayor said.