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BREAKING: Louisville police chief is FIRED after it was revealed that the body cameras of two cops who fatally shot a black business owner during George Floyd protests were not activated, mayor says

Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad was fired by Mayor Greg Fischer after a man was killed by police fire during George Floyd protests early Monday

  • Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced the decision to relieve Conrad during a Monday afternoon press conference 
  • The victim in the shooting was David McAtee, a 53-year-old black man who owned YaYa’s BBQ in western Louisville 
  • On Monday police and the National Guard ‘returned fire’ into a crowd of people around 12.15am and fatally shot McAtee
  • Officers in Louisville had been ordered to wear active body cameras following the March police killing of 26-year-old black EMT Breonna Taylor 
  • She was shot by Louisville police carrying out a ‘no knock’ warrant at her home 
    The police chief in Louisville, Kentucky has been fired after it was revealed that officers involved in the shooting death of a local business owner during George Floyd protests early Monday did not have their body cameras activated.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced the decision to cut Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad during a Monday afternoon press conference. 

‘This type of institutional failure will not be tolerated,’ Fischer said.  

Conrad was slated to retire on July 1. 

Officers in the Louisville police force had been required to wear active body cameras following the death of Breonna Taylor – a 26-year-old black EMT who was killed in her home in March by Louisville police carrying out a ‘no-knock warrant’.

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