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Louisville Metro Consent Decree Under Negotiation

Courier-Journal | Feb. 20, 2024 | Lucas Aulbach

Louisville Metro and the city's police department have seen the first draft of a federal consent decree that will guide their policies in the years to come, Mayor Craig Greenberg announced Tuesday.

Now, negotiations between all parties can begin.

A statement early Tuesday afternoon from the city said Louisville Metro Police officials along with representatives from Greenberg's office and the Jefferson County Attorney's Office had met with U.S. Department of Justice officials earlier in the day to receive and review the first draft of the consent decree, mandated in the aftermath of a federal investigation into the city and its police department following the killing of Breonna Taylor nearly four years ago.

The draft "must remain confidential," the statement said, citing DOJ instructions, though it said Greenberg and LMPD Chief Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel are "committed to being transparent throughout this process and will keep Louisville informed as updates are available." Read more.


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