Bloomberg Law
March 8, 2023, 6:10 PM

DOJ Blasts Louisville Police for Pattern of Excessive Force

Fola Akinnibi
Fola Akinnibi
Bloomberg News

Police in Louisville, Kentucky, have routinely violated the constitutional rights of the people they are sworn to serve and protect, a two-year investigation by the US Department of Justice found.

The probe, prompted by the 2020 police killing of Breonna Taylor, found the Louisville Metro Police Department unlawfully discriminates against Black people. It also said the department uses excessive force, including unjustified neck restraints and the unreasonable use of police dogs and tasers. The department also conducts searches based on invalid warrants, the report found.

“This conduct is unacceptable. It is heartbreaking. It erodes the community trust necessary for ...