Reforming Louisville’s Police Department
After the murder of Breonna Taylor and the protests that followed, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer commissioned an independent, top-to-bottom review of his city’s police department. The results of the review, which conducted over 100 interviews and include a roadmap to reform, were released at a press conference on Thursday, where Mayor Fischer noted that the audit underscored the pain felt in the community and within the department. The roadmap ahead for the police and the city includes the passage of Breonna’s Law to ban no-knock warrants and mandate body cameras, the creation of a civilian police review board, and the creation of a system to deploy social workers for appropriate calls. Read the city’s summary of the report or see the full, 155-page review here.