Hours after violence erupted in the streets of downtown Louisville, while people protested the death of Breonna Taylor, Mayor Greg Fischer announced the suspension of no-knock warrants by the Louisville Metro Police Department.
Sadiqa Reynolds, the outspoken president and CEO of the Louisville Urban League, delivered a fiery speech in the rain Friday afternoon, demanding action on improving police accountability in light of the deadly March shooting of Breonna Taylor that has drawn national attention.
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said during a town hall teleconference Thursday evening that there’s a good reason no action has been taken against the LMPD officers involved in the deadly raid on Breonna Taylor’s apartment more than two months ago.
The fallout from a March officer-involved shooting in Southwest Louisville continued Thursday, after a Louisville Metro councilwoman’s comments from the police encounter that claimed Breonna Taylor’s life.
The recent case of a deadly shooting by LMPD officers has gained national attention, and locally, many on social media are making varied claims about the case, and about the way local media have covered it.
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and LMPD Chief Steve Conrad on Thursday announced they have requested the FBI and the U.S. Attorney to review the findings of the LMPD Public Integrity Unit’s investigation into the Breonna Taylor case, once it is complete.
Breonna Taylor’s neighbors on Friday described the drama that unfolded on their street back in March when LMPD officers engaged her boyfriend in a gun battle, leaving the 26-year-old dead in her own apartment.