- The Justice Department found a pattern of discriminatory and abusive law enforcement practices by the Louisville Metro Police Department.
- Racism against Black residents, including disproportionate use of traffic stops, was found.
- The department also mishandled investigations of domestic violence and sexual assault cases.
- The department used force disproportionate to the threats they faced, including neck restraints and even dogs.
- Officers also used excessive force against protesters calling for reforms after Breonna Taylor's death.
Justice Dept. Finds Pattern of Discriminatory Policing in Louisville
The Justice Department found a pattern of discriminatory and abusive law enforcement practices in Louisville, including racism, excessive force, and mishandling of domestic violence and sexual assault cases. The department is also investigating similar complaints in other cities.