Some of the actions include advancing social and racial justice policies, a commitment to full transparency of government actions, and a full review of the Louisville Metro Police Department by the end of this year.
The resolution says that the Council will take further steps if the Mayor does not take these measures forward. Many councilors expressed irritation during the two-hour debate on the resolution, saying that there was a lack of accountability and that the subway council was the only mechanism to keep the mayor up to speed.
In a video statement after the vote, Fischer said this was an opportunity for the council, his office and the entire community to work together to transform the city.
“We have enormous challenges ahead of us and to move forward we have to pull ourselves together. And we have to work together in both good times and difficult times like these. Several of the policy ideas discussed by the Council are underway and together we have already made changes in LMPD policies and procedures, “he said.
The original resolution, drafted by a group of Republican councilors, strongly criticized Fischer̵
The decision serves only as a recommendation by the Council. The Council does not have sole power to remove fishermen from office on request.
“I would just say that I hope we use this as an opportunity to find a way forward,” said Winkler during the meeting. “I hope the government sees this as an opportunity to work together to improve the lives of all Louisville Metro residents, and I appreciate the work of President James and everyone else in this area.”
The city of Louisville has agreed to pay Taylor’s family $ 12 million and initiate extensive police reforms in a historic settlement to the unlawful death lawsuit.