The New Paper

September 23, 2020

Louisville mayor declares state of emergency in preparation for potential "civil unrest"

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer declared a state of emergency and partially restricted downtown access in preparation for potential “civil unrest.” The announcement came ahead of a decision from the state attorney general on whether to file charges against the officers who shot and killed Breonna Taylor during a police raid on her home in March. A timeline for the state AG’s decision has not yet been provided.

More context: Taylor’s death was one of several incidents that sparked ongoing protests over police brutality and racial inequality.

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