Case: DOJ Investigation of Louisville Police Department

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Filed Date: 2021

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Case Summary

(This summary is temporary, while we research the case.)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 Firs…

(This summary is temporary, while we research the case.)

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.

Summary Authors

Jonah Hudson-Erdman (9/12/2021)

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Department of Justice Announces Investigation of the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government and Louisville Metro Police Department

April 26, 2021 Press Release

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Last updated May 11, 2022, 8 p.m.

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