LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Mayor Greg Fischer declined twice Friday morning to state he believes in Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad, whose division has gone under extreme investigation across the nation for the deadly shooting of EMT Breonna Taylor.
Conrad, 63, has endured a huge number of contentions in his eight years as head of the police office, including a sex misuse embarrassment including officials, a memorable spike in crimes and two no-certainty votes.
The boss, who serves at the delight of the civic chairman, has withstood them all.
However, asked twice in a meeting with WDRB-TV on the off chance that he despite everything believed in Conrad, Fischer declined to give a full-throated underwriting of his boss.
In his first reaction, he turned to the pandemic: “I can simply disclose to you right now … what my center is, is we’re in a pandemic, as everyone knows, and we have to ensure we get past this Breonna Taylor case, at any rate this part at the present time, so the family gets the data they merit, the network gets that also, and afterward the best possible oversight is on there. That is the thing that my center is at the present time.”
Asked once more, he said he wouldn’t be “brought into that question.”
“That won’t help us with the pandemic; that won’t assist us with overcoming this case at the present time,” Fischer said.
The deadly police shooting of Breonna Taylor lept into the national spotlight lately and has started requests from lawyers, activists and relatives for more data about what prompted her passing on March 13.
The police office is leading an interior examination of the case with its open honesty unit — which Fischer said Friday would be wrapped up “at some point one week from now” — and afterward the examination will go to the workplaces of the lawyer general, U.S. lawyer and FBI for survey.
The lawyer general’s office or a designated uncommon examiner will decide if criminal accusations against officials included are justified.
“That is all I’m keen on this moment,” Fischer said Friday, “is ensuring that we get to reality, that we get to equity, that Breonna’s family gets the data that they merit, too.”