Impact of Quintez Brown case continues to evolve in race for Louisville mayor
JEFFERSONTOWN, Ky. (WAVE) - The debate over public safety continues to evolve because of the case of alleged shooter Quintez Brown and the attempted murder of Democratic Louisville mayoral candidate Craig Greenberg.
Court records Thursday revealed Brown also conducted internet searches on Republican candidate and Jeffersontown Mayor Bill Dieruf.
A well-timed press conference about Jeffersontown’s participation in a national prescription drug take back program prompted discussion about how cities prevent crime proactively.
Following the revelation of his surprising connection to the Quintez Brown investigation, Dieruf is reminding voters that his personal experience could become theirs.
“It doesn’t resonate in the fact that it will happen to me,” Dieruf said Friday, “because I realize at any given time anything can happen to any one of us. And it doesn’t have to be me.”
The Quintez Brown case is now influencing campaign platforms on both sides of the political aisle.
- Quintez Brown to remain in federal custody; home incarceration appeal filed
- Grand jury indicts suspect in attempted murder of Louisville mayoral candidate
- Man accused of trying to shoot mayoral candidate released from LMDC after bond posted
- Louisville activist arrested in Butchertown shooting targeting mayoral candidate Greenberg
If Dieruf wins the GOP nomination and the general election in November, he has made no secret of bringing Jeffersontown Police Chief Rick Sanders with him to city hall in some capacity.
Without knowing any of Brown’s alleged motives, Chief Sanders on Friday articulated a focus on prevention as a key to better public safety.
“I think we need to focus a lot on mental health and addiction,” Sanders said, “in addition to the increase in crime we’re seeing by juveniles.”
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