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The Department of Justice is hosting its fifth community meeting on the Louisville Consent Decree

By meerna Jun12,2024

The meeting will be held at the Northeast Regional Library in Lyndon and will begin at 6 p.m

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Critical conversations about the federal government’s oversight of the Louisville Metro Police (LMPD) hope to lay the foundation for the city’s future, and you can be part of that conversation.

A fifth meeting on the scathing 86-page report released in 2023 will be held Tuesday at the Northeast Regional Library in Lyndon.

In the report, the Department of Justice identified patterns of discrimination and excessive force.

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They said getting community input is a key step.

The meeting starts at 6:00 p.m

Meanwhile, the department is keeping secret details of consent decree negotiations with the city, which is expected to take several more months.

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A consent decree is an agreement with the federal government, a document listing changes. Louisville will have to spend millions of its own dollars annually on funding. The goal is to make LMPD more equitable.

WHAS11 has been reporting on the city under the consent decree for over 10 years. New Orleans leaders describe the agreement as a double-edged sword – one that has resulted in a more honorable police force and a change in culture, but also an agency blighted by a shortage of officers and persistently high levels of violence.

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