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Facts: What we know about the shooting death of Breonna Taylor

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RE: Facts: What we know about the shooting death of Breonna Taylor...

May 21st, 2020 @ 1:47PM (3 years ago)
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What ranks made the decisions to "let them get away scot free"? Majors and above.

Community boards are a political gimmicks to make activists feel important and included and little else. They have no real authority in this state because the law requires law enforcement to investigate law enforcement, not community boards.

Having a separate metro office outside LMPD with sworn investigators is the obvious answer if they can make the head of that office truly independent and not easily fireable by the Mayor. In other states they have state law enforcement investigate when a department's internal affairs unit has a conflict of interest. KSP has its own problems and was never interested in doing that job. The state AG has rarely shown an interest in Louisville either, mainly because they were Democrats planning to run for governor who needed the Mayor's support to do so. The FBI enforces a relatively narrow set of laws. If it's not a federal crime they don't care. PIU and PSU work lack independence from the Chief. Outside investigators work for the Mayor.