Public Safety Committee to hold special meeting for a discussion on recent violence and gun related deaths

March 6, 2015

Louisville – The Metro Council’s Public Safety Committee will hold a special meeting on Monday, March 9th for an update on the recent cases of violence and the increase in Metro Louisville’s homicide rate for the year.

“Like many others, I am concerned about what we have seen in the last two months with violent crime in our city,” says Councilman David Yates (D-25), who chairs the Committee. “I have asked Chief Steve Conrad of LMPD and Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods Director Anthony Smith to come to the Committee and speak to the community about what Louisville Metro is doing to keep everyone safe.”

Since the beginning of the year, there have been 21 homicides in Metro Louisville. That compares with just 4 homicides through this same period in 2014.

 “Public Safety is the number one responsibility of Metro Government. As Council members continue to work with law enforcement and the Mayor’s Office, keeping our citizens informed about public safety issues and strategies is very important,” says Councilman David James (D-6).

Councilman Yates will be holding the discussion on Resolution 043-15 regarding the Fire District Merger at the next regularly scheduled Public Safety Meeting on March 18th at 3:30pm. 

The meeting is set at a special time of 1:00pm to 2:00pm in Council Chambers. Chairman Yates has invited the entire Metro Council to attend.