Public Safety Committee to discuss the recent shooting of Breonna Taylor and LMPD policies on “no knock” warrants

May 19, 2020

Louisville – The Metro Council’s Public Safety Committee has invited the attorneys for the family of Breonna Taylor and Louisville Metro Police Chief to discuss the recent shooting of the 26-year-old EMT on Wednesday May 20th.

“It is important for the committee to understand this tragic situation as it has gained national attention and many questions are being asked. I have asked attorneys for the Taylor family to come and talk with us,” says Councilwoman Jessica Green (D-1), who chairs the Public Safety Committee. “I believe the committee can be informed and help the public understand LMPD policies and procedures in these situations.”

Appearing before the committee will be Attorney Ben Crump, Ben Crump Law Office, and Attorney Sam Aguiar, Aguiar Injury Lawyers, representing the family of Breonna Taylor and Rob Egger, attorney for Kenneth Walker will be in attendance. Chief Steve Conrad, and Major Paul Humphries of the Louisville Metro Police Department, and Mr. Dennis Sims, Louisville Metro Police Department Legal have been invited to the discussion.

The Public Safety Committee will meet at 3:30 p.m.

This special meeting will be held as a video teleconference pursuant to KRS 61.826 and Senate Bill 150. Members have the option of participating virtually from remote locations, or in person from the Metro Council Chambers on the third floor of Historic City Hall, 601 West Jefferson Street.

To see the Committee meeting agenda, click here.

Under a declaration issued by the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness to slow the spread of COVID-19, public access to Historic City Hall has been limited.  In collaboration with the President’s Office, the City Hall entrance on 6th Street is locked with limited building access. A sign is posted on the door to call the on-duty security guard desk for approved entry.

As a result of, and in accordance with, this directive, the Louisville Metro Council’s Committee meetings will be open to the public through remote access only. 

The public may watch the proceedings live on Metro TV, Spectrum Cable Channel 184 or on UVERSE at Channel 99.  Proceedings may also be streamed live from the Metro Council Clerk’s Archived Media page at http://louisville.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=2

 

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