No security changes after fights at Big Four Bridge

No security changes after fights at Big Four Bridge
Published: Feb. 25, 2016 at 2:44 AM EST|Updated: Apr. 10, 2016 at 3:58 AM EDT
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David Karem (Source: WAVE 3 News)
David Karem (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The Waterfront Development Corporation said it is not planning on changing security after two fights at the Big Four Bridge Saturday night.

On Wednesday, the Waterfront Development Corporation board met for the first time since the incident.

[RELATED: Regulars at Big Four Bridge surprised by weekend violence]

Tuesday, police released video of a fight on the bridge. They also said there was a second fight later in the parking lot below the bridge.

Police said in all 17 officers responded to the fighting, including its helicopter.

Board president David Karem said because there were no arrests or serious injuries, there's no need for change.

[RELATED: Police: 2 fights at Big Four Bridge on Saturday, no serious injuries reported]

"Ninety-nine percent of the time people are happy and positive," Karem said. "The fact that some people are yelling or causing a little commotion doesn't require the community to overreact."

Karem also said the board is still looking at ways to regain funding after it was informed it would not be receiving its usual $420,000 grant due to state cuts. The grant makes up about 20 percent of the corporation's budget according to Karem. He said right now they are working with local legislators.

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