Office of Inspector General
The Office of Inspector General is pleased to have reached a Memorandum of Agreement with LMPD pertaining to Cooperation by LMPD Employees with OIG Investigations. This agreement enables the OIG access to information vital to conducting investigations, including direct access to body cam footage and the ability to interview LMPD officers.
The office was established in 2020 by Mayor Fischer and Metro Council by Ordinance §36.78 to increase transparency and oversight of LMPD. Edward Harness was appointed as the city’s first Inspector General because of his unique background in law, law enforcement, and police oversight. The office is an independent agency that investigates complaints against and reviews the practices & policies of Louisville Metro Police Department.
Upon receiving a complaint, the case will be assigned to an investigator who will evaluate the merits of the complaint and conduct an initial screening. The Inspector General then presents recommendations to the Civilian Review and Accountability Board so that they may vote regarding how to proceed with investigating the complaint. To the extent permissible by law, all officers and employees of LouMetro shall cooperate with investigators. Once the investigation is concluded, the Inspector General will make recommendations to the Chief of Police, the Mayor, Metro Council, or other appropriate bodies. The Inspector General shall make a final written report available to the public upon the conclusion of each investigation that includes any recommendations.
- Submit a Complaint
There are several ways to submit a complaint to us. The easiest way is to submit a complaint to us online. You can also request a complaint form in person at our office in the City Hall Annex, by calling us at (502) 574-5555, or by contacting us. You may file the complaint form anonymously, however, keep in mind that an anonymous complaint is extremely difficult to investigate. In order to make sure your accessibility needs are being met, such as language interpretation or help completing the form: please contact the OIG at 502-574-5555.