Louisville Votes ‘No Confidence’ in Mayor Over Handling of Breonna Taylor Case

by Shine My Crown Staff

Louisville, Kentucky’s city council Thursday night, passed a vote of “no confidence” against Mayor Greg Fischer over his handling of the death of Breonna Taylor and the aftermath.

The resolution expressed “concern/no confidence in the leadership demonstrated by Mayor Greg Fischer” passed 22-4.

“The Council believes that Mayor Greg Fischer failed to hold leadership of the Louisville Metro Police Department (“LMPD”) properly accountable,” the resolution stated.

Fischer responded to the vote, calling it an opportunity for the council, his office to work with the community to turn things around.

“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.

Taylor, 26, was shot to death by police in her own home on March 13 when officers barged into her apartment in Louisville, Kentucky, as she lay sleeping, and fired multiple rounds.

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.”

Officers involved in her killing are yet to face charges. This week, the city of Lousiville agreed to pay $12 million to Taylor’s family.

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