“The Council believes that Mayor Greg Fischer failed to hold leadership of the Louisville Metro Police Department (“LMPD”) properly accountable,” the resolution stated.
“We have enormous challenges ahead and to move forward, we need to pull together. And we must work together in both good times and tough times like these. Several of the policy ideas discussed by council are under way and together we have already made changes in LMPD policies and procedures,” he said.
The vote does not mean that Fischer is out of the door, so he is not being removed from his position. And judging from his statement, he has no intention of walking away.
“I would just say that I hope we take this as an opportunity to find a path forward,” Democrat council member Markus Winkler said during the meeting. “I hope the administration sees it as an opportunity to work together to improve the lives for all of the residents of Louisville Metro, and I appreciate President James’s work and everyone else’s work on this.”