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Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has proposed $10 million in relief for tens of thousands of residents who are behind on utility payments because of COVID-19.

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The day after State Rep. Attica Scott was arrested on felony riot charges for being near people who committed destructive acts, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said protesters near anyone breaking the law could face arrest and should “separate” from such groups.

The justice system failed Breonna Taylor, says Tamika Palmer, the mother of the emergency room technician whom police shot and killed in her own apartment in March. She says Kentucky's attorney general was not up to the job of achieving justice for Taylor.

The mother of Breonna Taylor says that if the police reforms announced this week by officials in Louisville were in place six months ago, her daughter might still be alive.

Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman who worked as an emergency room technician, was fatally shot by Louisville police during a botched narcotics raid at her home during the early morning hours of March 13.

A decision on whether to bring charges against the three officers who carried out the raid is expected in the coming days.

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Louisville, Ky., police have arrested dozens of protesters who staged a sit-in on an overpass.

Tuesday afternoon's protest marked the final day of an event known as "BreonnaCon," which called for justice for Breonna Taylor, a Black woman whom police shot and killed while executing a "no-knock" warrant in her home in March.

The sit-in took place near the city's Cardinal Stadium, NPR member station WFPL in Louisville reported.

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  Family members of Breonna Taylor and their attorneys are renewing their call for the police officers involved in her death to be fired and criminally charged.

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The Fischer administration’s decision-making around the Breonna Taylor case could soon be the subject of a Metro Council investigation.

The leaders of the council’s Government Oversight and Audit Committee announced plans Monday to file a resolution that would allow them to initiate such an investigation. The council is on summer break, and could take up the issue on July 23.

Committee chair Brent Ackerson (D-26) said he is hoping for a broad investigation, calling it a “massive” issue.


Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, the Public Works Department and Louisville Metro Police have issued apologies for the way crews handled the property of protesters when their encampment in Jefferson Square Park was cleared last weekend following a fatal shooting.

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A city work crew removed a Confederate statue from a prominent location in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Louisville's mayor says the Kentucky city will seek an independent review of its police department amid protests over the deaths of black people during encounters with law enforcement.