Metro Council approves creation of civilian review board

Metro Council approves creation of civilian review board
Louisville Metro Police Department (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - The Louisville Metro Council passed an ordinance calling for the creation of a civilian review board for the Louisville Metro Police Department.

The ordinance was passed in a 25-1 vote.

Councilwoman Marilyn Parker was the only council member to vote ‘no’ in approval of the board’s creation.

The Louisville Metro Police Department Civilian Review Board will be made up of 11 citizens and an inspector general who are tasked with independently investigating claims against LMPD to protect both civilians and officers.

The workgroup that created the initial proposal for the civilian review board was initiated in May and co-chaired by Councilwoman Paula McCraney (D-7). Its members included more than 30 faith leaders, law enforcement representatives, community advocates, and elected officials from across the Louisville community.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer stated in the past that if the ordinance was passed, he would sign it into law.

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