US DOJ issues scathing rebuke of Louisville police in report launched after Breonna Taylor murder

Source: CNN

“The Louisville Metro Police Department routinely uses excessive force and practices ‘an aggressive style of policing’ against [b]lack people, the Justice Department said Wednesday after an investigation launched following the botched raid [in which Louisville cops murdered] Breonna Taylor. The scathing assessment paints a shocking portrait of racist and abusive conduct in the Louisville police that harkens to practices more commonly seen in some southern cities during the civil rights era. Investigators identified a pattern of police leaders in recent years commissioning reports that documented disproportionate violence directed toward African Americans and ignoring the findings or burying the internal reports. The abuses extended to the treatment of the disabled and even sex assault victims.” (03/08/23)