Louisville mayor fires police chief after it emerged police involved in the fatal shooting of David McAtee had turned off body cams
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Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced Monday he fired police Chief Steve Conrad, effective immediately, after he learned that the officers present at the fatal police shooting of David McAtee did not have body cameras turned on.
"This type of institutional failure will not be tolerated," Fischer said.
In NY, mayor De Blasio decides some police behaviour is unacceptable after initially defending them.
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Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday denounced several incidents caught on video of New York City police violently interacting with protesters over the weekend, stating the “absolutely unacceptable” events are under investigation. “There is no situation where a police vehicle should drive into a crowd,” he said, referring to the video taken Saturday night in Brooklyn that shows an NYPD SUV driving into a crowd of protesters. “It is dangerous. It is unacceptable.”
On Monday, de Blasio also mentions another video that showed an officer drawing his gun and pointing it at protesters on Sunday. Other videos show an officer pushing a woman to the ground and an officer opening a police car door and hitting protesters. He said that all the incidents are under “immediate” investigation. “That officer should have his gun and badge taken away from him today,” he said of the cop who pointed his gun at protesters. “There will be an investigation immediately to determine larger consequences. Discipline must be meted out in any situation it is merited.”
Meanwhile, Trump pours more patrol on the fire in a conference call with state governors.
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President Trump lashed out at state governors Monday, stating that those who do not mass arrest protesters and jail them “for long periods of time” will look like “a bunch of jerks.” “You have to dominate,” Trump is reported to have said on a private conference call with governors. “If you don’t dominate, you’re wasting your time—they’re going to run over you, you’re going to look like a bunch of jerks.”