Some of the actions include advancing social and racial fairness policies, a commitment to full transparency of government actions, and a complete overhaul of the Louisville Metro Police Department later this year.
The resolution says there will be further steps by the council if the mayor fails to take these actions forward. Many council members expressed irritation during the two-hour debate on the resolution, saying it lacked accountability and that the subway council was the only mechanism to keep the mayor from requests.
In a video statement after the vote, Fischer said this is an opportunity for the council, his office and the community as a whole to work together for the transformation of the city.
“We have enormous challenges to face and to move forward, we need to work together. And we need to work together in both good times and difficult times like these. Many of the policy ideas discussed by the Council are ongoing and together we have already made changes in policies and procedures LMPD, “he said.
The original resolution, which was written by a group of Republican council members, harshly criticizes Fischer̵
The resolution serves only as a recommendation from the board. If requested, the board does not have the exclusive power to remove Fischer from office.
“I would just like to say that I hope we take this opportunity to find a way forward,” Winkler said during the meeting. “I hope the administration sees it as an opportunity to work together to improve the lives of all residents of the Louisville subway, and I appreciate the work of President James and everyone else on this.”
The City of Louisville agreed to pay $ 12 million to Taylor’s family and instituted sweeping police reforms in a historic manslaughter case settlement.