BREAKING: Louisville police chief “FIRED”Evidence shows that the body cameras of two cops who fatally shot a black business owner during George Floyd protests were not activated, mayor says
The police chief in Louisville, Kentucky has been relieved of duty after it was revealed that officers involved in the shooting death of a local business owner during George Floyd protests early Monday did not have their body cameras activated.
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced the decision to cut Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad during a Monday afternoon press conference.
Conrad was slated to retire later this month.
Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad was relieved of duty by Mayor Greg Fischer on Monday after it was revealed two officers involved in the shooting death of a local business owner at George Floyd protests earlier that day did not have their bodycameras activated
In the incident officers with Louisville police and the National Guard were sent to break up a crowd of protesters at a parking lot around 12.15am and ‘returned fire’ into the crowd.
‘Officers and soldiers began to clear the lot and at some point were shot at. Both LMPF and National Guard members returned fire, we have one man dead at scene,’ Conrad said in a statement following the confrontation.
The victim was later identified as David McAtee, a black man who owned a local barbecue restaurant in Louisville.
The two officers involved in the shooting were either not wearing or did not have their cameras activated and have been placed on administrative leave.