Government Oversight Committee takes first steps in Investigation of Mayor Fischer’s Administration

June 29, 2020

Louisville – Government Oversight and Audit Chair Brent Ackerson (D-26) and Vice-Chair Anthony Piagentini (R-19) announce their intention to file a bi-partisan resolution that will initiate an investigation of the decisions made by Mayor Fischer and members of his administration in the events leading up to and following the death of Ms. Breonna Taylor. This investigation is meant to investigate topics such as government transparency and the failure of such, the events surrounding the death of David McAtee, and the use of force during portions of the protests.

Pursuant to the request of Metro Council President David James and the Council Members present at the press conference held on June 1st at the Central Government Center,  it is the intent of Ackerson and Piagentini to make this a formal investigation under KRS 67C.103(13)(f) and Metro Council rule 4A.04(b).

The resolution initiating an investigation will be officially read at the July 23, 2020 meeting of the Metro Council.  Members of the Government Oversight and Audit Committee will be invited to become co-sponsors of these matters and all Council Members who are not members of the Government Accountability Committee are encouraged to attend and take part in these hearings.

“The matters to be investigated pertain to knowledge the public has demanded and has a right to know about.  The Metro Council will ensure that the citizens of Louisville receive the transparency they deserve.” says Councilman Ackerson.

“We have heard the cries of our citizens.  They are demanding more transparency about who made what decisions and why related to these troubling events.  We will do what we are elected to do.  We will represent the people and ensure our local government is transparent and that local leaders are held accountable for their decisions.” says Councilman Piagentini.

Councilmembers Ackerson and Piagentini will be available in Metro Council Chambers, 601 West Jefferson Street, on Monday, June 29, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. for media seeking in person comments or having questions related to this release. Media may enter through the main entrance at Sixth Street. Social Media Distancing guidelines will be observed.