Louisville Selects Black Woman As City’s Interim Police Chief

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Yvette Gentry was named interim police chief for Louisville Metro Police Department. She retired from the department in 2014 and will be the first Black woman to lead the department.

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A state investigation found that the fatal shot came from the Kentucky National Guard, which was assisting LMPD respond to a crowd protesting Taylor’s death and out past the city’s 9 p.m. curfew.

There’s also been mounting pressure to bring formal charges against the officers involved in the March 13 shooting of Taylor, the 26-year-old emergency medical worker who was killed when police forced their way into her home during a narcotic search.

No drugs were found at the home.


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Officer Brett Hankison was fired from the Louisville Metro Police Department in June. Two other officers — Jonathan Mattingly and Myles Cosgrove — remain on administrative leave.

Last week, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron met with FBI agents to review ballistics report into Taylor’s death. Cameron is expected to announce in the coming weeks whether criminal charges will be filed against the officers.

  • Breonna Taylor
  • policing
  • Louisville

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