Louisville officials approve police oversight board

Louisville officials approve police oversight board


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Officials in Kentucky’s largest city have approved the formation of a police oversight board.

The Louisville Metro Council voted Thursday on the ordinance that will create an 11-member Civilian Review and Accountability Board and an Inspector General that will review police disciplinary matters, news outlets reported.

The board can initiate investigations into police complaints and will have the power to review reports and investigations into police killings, a statement from Mayor Greg Fischer’s office said. It won’t be able to discipline officers.

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The legislation was drafted over the last five months by a group of city leaders, law enforcement representatives and community advocates as part of reform efforts.

Work on the effort came amid protests in the city and across the nation over allegations of police brutality.

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