White people must raise their voices to also demand change in Louisville policing: Opinion

The exhaustive report from the United States Department of Justice names a pattern of abuse from Louisville Metro Police Department, who disproportionately target and terrorize Black communities in Louisville. The report further documents LMPD’s abuse in its responses to behavioral health crises, sexual assault and intimate partner violence.  

The results of the DOJ’s investigation echo what Black, disabled, poor and unhoused Louisvillians have been saying for years. If we had an administration committed to change, this report would land on fertile ground and we could reimagine public safety, divest from an inherently unjust and violent policing system and invest in what people in Louisville need in order to thrive.

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