Metro Council’s Government Oversight and Public Safety Committees to hold joint meeting on Tuesday, April 16th

April 12, 2019

Louisville – The Louisville Metro Council’s Government Oversight and Public Safety committees have announced a joint meeting will be held on Tuesday April 16th.

          “We will hold a special discussion on the policy of police de-escalation and how the best practices are implemented here in Louisville Metro,” said Councilman Brent T. Ackerson (D-26), who chairs the Government Oversight Committee.

          “We are also interested in the recent policies of the Louisville Metro Police Department with regard to traffic stops in certain neighborhoods,” said Councilwoman Jessica Green (D-1), who chairs the Public Safety Committee.

          The Committees have invited community groups such as Citizens of Louisville Organized and United Together (CLOUT) and representatives from the administration to participate in the discussion, including:

Rev. Reginald Barns, CLOUT

Chris Finzer, CLOUT

Chief Steve Conrad, LMPD

Deputy Mayor Ellen Hesen

          Rev. Barns, Mr. Finzer, and Chief Conrad have confirmed their attendance.

The meeting will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16th in Council Chambers, 601 West Jefferson Street. The Government Oversight Committee will first take up pending appointments to Boards and Commissions of Metro Government and then proceed to the special discussion.

          The meeting is open to the public and all are invited to attend. Suggested questions from citizens may be submitted via email to, although there is no guarantee any particular question will be asked of those coming before the committee.

The meeting will be carried live on Metro TV, Spectrum Cable Channel 184 or on UVERSE at Channel 99.

All meetings of the Metro Council are streamed live. Go to the Metro Council Home page at and click on the Metro Council Agendas link.