SpikedLemonade Posted March 9 Share Posted March 9 Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Delivers Remarks on Civil Rights Violations by the Louisville Metro Police Department and Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government Louisville, KY ~ Wednesday, March 8, 2023 Remarks as Delivered Good morning, everyone. On April 26, 2021, I announced that the Justice Department had opened a civil investigation into the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government and the Louisville Metro Police Department. Our investigation sought to determine whether those entities engage in a pattern or practice of violations of the Constitution or federal law. I am here today to announce the findings of that investigation. I am also announcing that the Justice Department, Louisville Metro, and LMPD have agreed in principle to negotiate toward a consent decree.... Specifically, the report finds that LMPD: Uses excessive force, including unjustified neck restraints and the unreasonable use of police dogs and tasers; Conducts searches based on invalid warrants; Unlawfully executes warrants without knocking and announcing; Unlawfully stops, searches, detains, and arrests people; Unlawfully discriminates against Black people in enforcement activities; Violates the rights of people engaged in protected speech critical of policing; And, along with Louisville Metro, discriminates against people with behavioral health disabilities when responding to them in crisis.... Some officers have demonstrated disrespect for the people they are sworn to protect. Some have videotaped themselves throwing drinks at pedestrians from their cars; insulted people with disabilities; and called Black people “monkeys,” “animal,” and “boy.” This conduct is unacceptable. It is heartbreaking. It erodes the community trust necessary for effective policing. And it is an affront to the vast majority of officers who put their lives on the line every day to serve Louisville with honor. And it is an affront to the people of Louisville, who deserve better... https://www.justice.gov/opa/speech/attorney-general-merrick-b-garland-delivers-remarks-civil-rights-violations-louisville Quote Do Your Part to Improve The Range -- Please put the TRIO OF TRUMP FLUFFERSTM on IGNORE Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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