Bloomberg Law
April 26, 2021, 9:07 PM

DOJ to Probe Louisville Police After Breonna Taylor Shooting (2)

Chris Strohm
Chris Strohm
Bloomberg News

The Justice Department is opening an investigation into the Louisville Police Department, which has faced scrutiny since the fatal shooting of a Black woman, Breonna Taylor, in her home, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced on Monday.

“Promoting public trust between communities and law enforcement is essential to making both communities and policing safer,” Garland said in a brief appearance at the Justice Department.

The probe into the police department in Kentucky marks the second significant “pattern or practice” investigation into police that the department has opened under Garland, reviving a tool largely abandoned during the Trump administration. Garland announced ...

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