"State Of Emergency" For Louisville


Chief of Police Robert J. Schroeder declared a state of emergency for the Louisville Metro Police Department as they await Attorney General Daniel Cameron's decision on whether or not to indict the officers in the Breonna Taylor case.

"The public may also see barriers being staged around downtown, which is another part of our preparations," Sgt. Lamont Washington said in the statement. "It is important to note that the AG has no timetable for the announcement."

The city announced a settlement with the Taylor family last week that included a $12 million payment and changes to department policies.

The Louisville Metro Police Department fired Brett Hankison, and the other officers involved in the case — Jon Mattingly and Myles Cosgrove — have been placed on administrative reassignment.

"To ensure we have the appropriate level of staffing to provide for public safety services and our policing functions, effective immediately the LMPD will operate under the emergency staffing and reporting guidelines as outlined in the Standard Operating Procedures, Emergency Response Plan, and collective bargaining agreements until further notice," a memo sent Monday to all personnel states.

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