Filed Date: 2021
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On April 26, 2021, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) was opening a pattern and practice investigation into the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government (Louisville Metro) and the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD). According to Garland, the investigation, initiated under the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, will examine whether the City and MPD violated the First, Fourth, and Fourteenth Amendment of citizens or the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. During the speech announcing the investigation, Garland explicitly linked the investigation to LMPD's 2020 killing of Breonna Taylor, which sparked national outrage and protests.
Jonah Hudson-Erdman (9/12/2021)
Last updated May 11, 2022, 8 p.m.Docket sheet not available via the Clearinghouse.
State / Territory: Kentucky
Filing Date: 2021
Case Ongoing: Yes
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