Louisville Police Department Declared State Of Emergency Ahead Of Breonna Taylor Decision
The Louisville Metro Police Department announced a state of emergency, effe-ctive immediately, in preparation for the announcement from Attorney General Daniel Cameron in regards to Bre-onna Ta-ylor’s case.
“To ensure we have the appropriate level of staffing to provide for public safety services and our policing functions, effe-ctive immediately the LMPD will operate under the emergency staffing and reporting guidelines as outlined in the Standard Operating Procedures, Emergency Response Plan and collective ba-rgaining agreements until further notice,” LMPD Interim Chief of Police Robert Schroeder wrote in a memo obtained by WAVE 3 News.
All officers were notified that they’re requested off days and vacation days have been canceled, as there has been growing suspicion that an announcement in the Ta-ylor ca-se would be made “soon.” Sgt. Lamont Washington stated in a news release that barriers will also be set up around downtown Louisville.
This memo has drawn spec-ulation over what the announcement from Cameron will entail. The Louisville Courier-Journal reported earlier today that the LMPD’s Professional Standards Unit, which looks into whether a law enfo-rcement officer v!olated department policies, has placed six officers under investigation for their roles in Taylor’s sh*oting.
In addition to Myles Cosgrove, and Jonathan Mattingly, Joshua Jaynes, Tony James, Michael Campbell, and Michael Nobles are under review. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer f!red Brett Hankison in June for sh*oting “bl!ndly” into Taylor’s home.
Interim Chief of Police Robert Schroeder has declared a state of emergency for LMPD ahead of the AG’s announcement on the #BreonnaTaylor case
— Kristin Goodwillie (@KrisGoodnews) September 21, 2020
This investigation is separate from the one conducted by the Public Integrity Unit, which has already presented its findings to Cameron.
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