Louisville officials said they did not know when the Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron decided on the Breonna Taylor case. But the city restricted urban traffic and took other actions on Tuesday morning.
Here is what happened in Louisville on Tuesday:
LMPD set up roadblocks to prohibit entry into the city. Louisville Metro Police Department officials are taking steps to “actually restrict access to the city” before Cameron makes the announcement.
The LMPD also restricts the passage of vehicles from Market Street to Broadway and from Second Street to Roy Wilkins Avenue. Allowing only people who live or work in the area to enter. The department’s request for parking within the perimeter and access to the parking lot will also be restricted. And the department requires anyone currently parked in the area to move their cars as soon as possible.
How to get into downtown Louisville
LMPD spokesperson Lamont Washington said that those with “legal business” in the city could notify people at one of the following intersections. Second and Jefferson Street, Ninth and Chestnut Street, Eighth and Market Street, and Seventh and Broadway.
How to leave downtown Louisville
Washington wrote that to exit the city, drivers should go through one of the following corners. Ninth and Jefferson Street, Second and Chestnut Street, Third and Market Street, Fourth Street, and Broadway.
LMPD admitted that this move caused “inconvenience” to people who live and work in the city center and apologize for the changes. The statement emphasized that LMPD officials did not know when Cameron’s decision announced. And Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer responded to the statement in a Twitter post on Tuesday morning.
Fischer wrote our purpose in taking these steps is to assure that inherent protester has enough space and opportunities to assemble and express their First Amendment rights and to prepare for any possible events to ensure the safety of everyone.”
The non-profit organization in the city center said it expects a “large crowd”
The non-profit Louisville Downtown Partnership, which aims to help downtown businesses, urged organizations in the area on Monday to allow employees to work from home and take other measures to deal with “large numbers of people.” This is related to the Breonna Taylor case. Announcement related.
Recommendations include keeping workers at home; moving objects like tables and trashcans indoors. And employees who must work near Jefferson Square Park consider parking spaces away from downtown. The organization said that employees should also try to walk to the streets of the city center with fewer people.
Rebecca Matheny, executive director of the Louisville Urban Partnership, said that she did not know when Cameron stated the news. TARC adjusts bus routes on Tuesday Louisville’s public bus system, River City’s Transportation Authority announced on Tuesday morning. That it will make some route changes before the expected announcement of the Breonna Taylor case. TARC said in a statement that all stations along the route between Broadway and the River and between the First and Ninth Streets would be closed until further notice. Due to measures to restrict access to the city, Louisville police officials closed several blocks early in the morning.
Police officers have declared a state of emergency in Louisville
Police officers have declared a state of emergency in Louisville, Kentucky, and are preparing to decide on the investigation into the death of Breonna Taylor.
This decision can make at any time-we understand that six officers are under disciplinary investigation.
Federal buildings and downtown commercials have already appeared. The news comes from the attorney general of Kentucky, who will determine whether to initiate criminal proceedings against the officer involved in Taylor’s death.
The 26-year-old passed away in March when the police carried out a drug attack at her home in Louisville. They used a warrant of “no blasting” to break in and beat Taylor 8 times. No drugs were found.
“This is not a woman who is willing to sacrifice her life, family morals, and values to sell drugs on the street,” said Bronana’s Aunt Bonika Austin. Last week, New York City reached a $12 million settlement with Taylor’s family, involving an improper death lawsuit. The solution also includes a police reform checklist.
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