Following Mass Protester Arrests, Louisville Mayor Ends Curfew Monday, Sep 28 2020 

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Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer will not extend the countywide curfew that ended Monday at 6:30 a.m., his office announced in a news release. Traffic barricades around downtown that went up nearly a week ago will remain in place, and the city will reassess those restrictions daily, according to Fischers office.

Louisville police said they arrested more than 200 people related to protests since the curfew went into effect Wednesday. Thats when a grand jury which considered evidence from Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Camerons office announced it would indict a former Louisville Metro Police officer, Brett Hankison, on wanton endangerment charges unrelated to Breonna Taylors death. No officers were charged for her killing.

The curfew served its purpose of helping ensure that most people were home safe by 9 p.m., because our past experience had shown that most violence and destruction occurs after dark, Fischer said in a statement.


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After AG Decision, Protesters Say They’re Still Fighting For Black Children Sunday, Sep 27 2020 

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Ammoni Gomez held a flapping Black Lives Matter flag and posed for a photo. The eight-year-olds elder brother, Martez Isreal, snapped the picture, and then they switched places.

The boys were among the hundreds who gathered to protest Saturday at Jefferson Square Park, the epicenter of Louisville’s demonstrations against racial injustice and police brutality.

Protesters continued to march throughout downtown Louisville this weekend in response to the police killing of Breonna Taylor and the lack of charges levied against the officers involved for her death. By 2 a.m., police had made 28 arrests.


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U of L Cardinals Players March For Racial Justice, And Breonna Saturday, Sep 26 2020 

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Players from the University of Louisville’s men’s basketball team expressed their condolences to Breonna Taylor’s family Friday afternoon. 

“It breaks my heart,” senior and Cardinals player Malik Williams said. “It is time to take a stand against police brutality and social injustice against the Black community.”

Williams spoke to a crowd of a few hundred, who had gathered outside Cardinal Stadium for a march for racial justice that the UofL players would lead on campus. He went on to say that this isn’t about politics, but about systemic racism.


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Louisville Jail Restores Inmate Log After Two Days Of Protests, ‘Chaos’ Friday, Sep 25 2020 

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The Louisville Metro Department of Corrections has restored its public online booking log after it was down for nearly two days amid record protest-related arrests.

The agency’s online booking log, which allows users to search for individuals currently in custody, was offline starting Wednesday — the day Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced that only one of the officers in the Breonna Taylor case, former LMPD detective Brett Hankison, would face criminal charges.

Cameron said Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and Det. Myles Cosgrove were justified when they shot Taylor, and they will not face any charges for their role in the shooting. Widespread protests followed, and LMPD began to declare unlawful assemblies and make arrests within hours.


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Rep. Attica Scott ‘Offended, Disgusted’ By Felony Rioting Charges Friday, Sep 25 2020 

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State Rep. Attica Scott was released from jail Friday morning after being arrested by Louisville police on felony rioting charges Thursday night.

In an arrest citation, police alleged that Scott was part of a large group that “caused extensive damage at multiple locations including setting fire to the Louisville Public Library.”

The same boilerplate language was used in citations for several other people arrested on Thursday night.


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After Record Number Of Arrests, Louisville Protesters Mull What’s Next Thursday, Sep 24 2020 

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For more than 100 days, downtown’s Jefferson Square Park has gone by many names: Injustice Square Park, Breonna Taylor Park, the center of the movement.

The park is where protesters have gathered to demand justice for 26-year-old Breonna Taylor, who was shot and killed by Louisville Metro Police in March.

But for much of Thursday, the day after the decision to indict only one officer on charges not directly related to Taylor’s death, the mood at the park was somber, with a few small groups of people sitting around the makeshift memorial to Taylor.


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Beshear Condemns Shooting Of Two LMPD Officers Thursday, Sep 24 2020 

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Gov. Andy Beshear used his daily coronavirus briefing on Wednesday to condemn the shooting of two Louisville Metro Police officers and field other questions about ongoing protests in downtown.

A grand jury’s decision to charge former LMPD Brett Hankison with three felony counts of wanton endangerment, while opting not to charge officers Jonathan Mattingly or Myles Cosgrove, led to large demonstrations in Louisville on Wednesday. The day of protests ended with more than 127 arrests and two police officers shot and wounded.

Beshear said he spoke on the phone with LMPD Maj. Aubrey Gregory and the family of officer Robinson Desroches, the two officers shot, after returning to the Capitol following the grand jury announcement. Gregory has been released from the hospital, and Desroches is stable and recovering after undergoing surgery.


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Louisville Jail Shuts Down Public Inmate Log Amid Record Protest Arrests Thursday, Sep 24 2020 

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The Louisville Metro Police Department made 127 arrests on Wednesday as protests roiled the city. It’s the most arrests LMPD has made on a single night since demonstrations began on May 28, and every other night, the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections made available an online database of who is currently sitting in the Louisville jail.

But that wasn’t available for the 127 people arrested in the hours after the grand jury announced an indictment in the Breonna Taylor case.  The agency’s online booking log, which allows users to search for individuals currently in custody, has been offline since at least Wednesday.

The site tool was taken down due to “cybersecurity concerns” as Louisville officials made preparations for the announcement, and after LMPD and Mayor Greg Fischer both declared states of emergency and placed barricades at intersections throughout downtown. 


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Louisville-Jefferson County Curfew Extended Through The Weekend Thursday, Sep 24 2020 

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The county-wide curfew put in place by Mayor Greg Fischer has been extended until Monday morning. The curfew begins at 9 p.m. and runs until 6:30 the following morning.

The curfew was put in place in response to the release of the grand jury report into the police killing of Breonna Taylor.

The curfew does not apply to commuters, people attending houses of worship for services or anyone seeking medical attention for themselves or others.


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Protester Who Witnessed Police Shooting Wanted To Hold ‘Bad Protesters Accountable’ Thursday, Sep 24 2020 

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Shortly before someone shot two police officers in downtown Louisville Wednesday night, a protester nearby heard loud bangs, which he thought came from devices police were using to break up a large crowd near Brook St. and Broadway.

Moments later, he heard the distinctive sound of gunshots. He started running down an alleyway. Then he saw a few men run past him, one of them still shooting, he said.

At that point, I was keeping an eye on them just because I noticed that he literally just shot the police, he said. He wasnt shooting in the air, he was shooting directly at them.


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