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Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Fires Police Chief After Deadly Shooting

Mayor Greg Fischer has fired Louisville Metro Police chief Steve Conrad.

Conrad was scheduled to retire June 30. His last day in office was rescheduled after it was discovered that LMPD body cameras were not activated and operating when David McAtee was shot and killed by law enforcement early Monday morning.

The incident occurred at 12:15 a.m. in the parking lot of Dino’s Food Mart, located at 26th and Broadway, miles away from the downtown protests. McAtee owned a nearby restaurant, Yaya’s BBQ.

As people gathered after the 9 p.m. curfew in the parking lot, officers and National Guard soldiers arrived at the scene to “clear the lot,” resulting in the shots fired. Governor Andy Beshear ordered an independent investigation of the event by the Kentucky State Police and Mayor Greg Fischer extended Louisville’s curfew through June 8.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

28 Comments for Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Fires Police Chief After Deadly Shooting

  1. The Real LindaS
    4:59 pm June 1, 2020 Permalink

    There goes his pension….did you know if your business is destroyed by riots insurance will not cover the damages. I have always been told this. Many stores in the line of the protest were advised to removed their merchandise. RIP and Lord Help Us All…This is not the world I want to live in.

    • satcheluk
      9:30 pm June 1, 2020 Permalink

      Riot, civil commotion, and vandalism are covered perils under virtually all commercial property policies. They are covered causes of loss under both named perils and “all risk” policies.

  2. Cmart0907
    5:00 pm June 1, 2020 Permalink

    He should’ve been gone long time ago.

  3. UKgrad80
    5:13 pm June 1, 2020 Permalink

    Does he really lose his pension? I certainly hope that is true! Yes he has been just awful since day one. The LMPD officers I know all hated him for many reasons. He caused low morale issues for the department. Probably the worse police chief ever!

  4. rockyou
    5:14 pm June 1, 2020 Permalink

    all I know is that I would hate to be a LEO during this time, you could be the best, but no matter, you will be considered a POS by the media and many people in the community. They are in a no win situation, especially if they are white. All the cops should walk out and tell the power that be to shove it!! They tie your hands and won’t let you do your job, meanwhile the people rioting are throwing rocks, bricks, burning buildings, stealing and beating people that have nothing to do with anything, and all they can do is watch. This is beyond pitiful, this is anarchy !!

    • nocode96
      6:40 pm June 1, 2020 Permalink

      I get your point, but where are all these “good” cops when injustice happens? You never hear them speak out, ever. And it’s all because of that protect the blue line crap. They’d rather keep their mouth shut and let horrible things happen. Even if you are a good cop and do everything by the book, if you aren’t speaking out against the atrocities your fellow cops are committing every day, then you are just as guilty.

    • rockyou
      7:21 pm June 1, 2020 Permalink

      people that want to be a Monday morning QB concerning the police, try walking in their shoes day in and out, go down and stand in the “blue line” while you’re getting taunted, having things thrown at you, being threatened and be expected to take it. We all feel the need to judge others and act like we’re so much better than them, remember the saying”you without sin, cast the first stone”. Yes there are bad apples, even in your place of work, so should we lump you in with them and assume you’re a bad employee?? Rant over, GBB

    • satcheluk
      9:32 pm June 1, 2020 Permalink

      They get trained and paid to deal with it, just like those of us who served got paid to get shot at. If you can’t be professional enough not to take it personally when people are protesting the get another effing job.

  5. BlueCat22
    5:24 pm June 1, 2020 Permalink

    He keeps the pension. It was announced during the press conference.

  6. friendsofcoal
    5:35 pm June 1, 2020 Permalink

    They need to take that police chief, the university, and the city and shove it all on into Indiana! Bahahah!!!!

    • bkeith75
      7:41 pm June 1, 2020 Permalink

      We don’t want any of those things over here.

  7. STLouisBBFan
    8:51 pm June 1, 2020 Permalink

    “officers and National Guard soldiers arrived at the scene to “clear the lot,” resulting in the shots fired” seems to conveniently leave out the fact that police officers were fired upon and subsequently returned fire. It is a tragedy that this man was shot, a tragedy there is rioting, and a tragedy that this UK centric site is trying to stir the pot in its own state. If Bevin were governor, we would be reading lines like “blood on his hands.”

  8. njcat
    9:25 pm June 1, 2020 Permalink

    Oh… the poor poor police peoples… everyone picking on them. Boo hoo. All they have are guns, tactical gear, air reinforcements, tanks, pepper spray, and battering ram shields to knock people off their feet. Those mean bullies protesting are throwing ROCKS!

    • njcat
      9:34 pm June 1, 2020 Permalink

      … forgot to mention the attack dogs

    • UKFanSC
      9:53 pm June 1, 2020 Permalink

      Dear God…….I hardly know where to begin. Seriously ?

    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      10:39 pm June 1, 2020 Permalink

      While the gutless politicians tie their hands. We need more Giulianis out there who refused to allow mobs to take over NYC.

  9. Looother
    9:37 pm June 1, 2020 Permalink

    To njcat: Hope a cop is 20 minutes away the next time you need one now…

  10. blueNtheFace
    9:46 pm June 1, 2020 Permalink

    Media and social media has ruined what little good society we used to have. There’s nothing any one in this world can do or say anymore with out pissing off half the people in this world. All need to remember these words of old: UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL! As a society we are leaning too far to the end of that statement!! Lort help us all

    • UKFanSC
      9:50 pm June 1, 2020 Permalink

      So freaking true.

    • WildcatCam
      3:19 am June 2, 2020 Permalink

      No, social media is exposing what’s been allowed to lay in the weeds. Covert hatred and racism…not anymore! It comes to light!

    • blueNtheFace
      6:04 pm June 2, 2020 Permalink

      3 side to EVERY STORY:
      1)one sides version
      2)the other sides version
      3) Actual truth
      And I’m speaking about every issue not just racism/hatred.

  11. Rick_S
    9:54 pm June 1, 2020 Permalink

    fuk 12…clean up bad cops

  12. jaws2
    10:09 pm June 1, 2020 Permalink

    Unfortunately, the morons in that craphole won’t ‘fire’ the mayor. He could of done this a long time ago. Oh, and why have a curfew for 9PM if you’re not going to enforce it? Why even announce you’re having one? That has zero to do with race so don’t bother to chime in about it. Hell the idiot mayor in DC has an ELEVEN O’CLOCK curfew! Seriously!

  13. dan1965
    2:07 am June 2, 2020 Permalink

    Njcat you dont know what the hell your talking about ! Yes the police have all the things you mention,and being outnumber probably 50 to 1 or better in most of these rioting areas.
    Do you think they are stopped ? No, oh some will be hit with spray,rubber bullets, a dog will stop some,but when all is said and done, your still outnumbered 15,20 to 1 or more ! And its not just rocks, its sticks,clubs,metal rods, maltov cocktails,glass ,bottles, Its knun chucks, brass knuckles, knives, andalot more . And dont tell me its not,ive been in riots !
    You try to geting in front of a rushing crowd,On coming crowds with all these weapons,and its not 1 rock its many ! Give the police hell, but get out there and try it when your out manned by these numbers, see what you feel like !
    I got intolaw enforcement because my mother, all of us were beaten like hell when i was a kid, i truly only wanted to help people, and i always treated people right and respect, as long as they would let me ! Most officers are the-same way , but like any proffession you have A-holes, racist, etc but im sick of officers as a whole being slammed!
    You hear about a white officer hurtinga black person,but rarely the other way around, or even a blackofficer hurting or killing a black person, why because it doesnt fit there narrative ! And it happens alot.
    What this cop did the other night was wrong, and he should be arrested,he was, and prosecuted, but in most instances an officer will tell the person to stop fighting,being combative, let me see your hands, dont reach inside your car, but they continue anyway ! Most of the time this is when shootings or something occur.
    I have No racism, of any kind against any one, and i dont have to prove it, I know it in my heart, with God, and thats all that matters. But as much as what this officer done was wrong, people need to Stop justfying the looting, burning, destroying as legitimate acts of protest, good people are being hurt, even killed, all in the name of protest by people who are just using it as a-reason to steal !

  14. jakew60
    4:42 am June 2, 2020 Permalink

    Sad to say I live in Louisville I very much would like to live in lex but yes it is just crazy here and please do not shove us in Indiana lol that’s even worse

  15. zoupman
    8:07 am June 2, 2020 Permalink

    Mayor Fisher is a large part of the problem.

  16. BluKudzu
    3:54 pm June 2, 2020 Permalink

    A large part of the problem has been untouched systemic racial bias and no justice served since MLK was assassinated.

    Compounding the issue, is the
    neuvo, racist republican party the last 3.5 years spewing hate and fear to their ignorant voter base at levels never seen before in America.

    Before you speak of the government in an ill manner, please have a plan in place to make America provide justice to all Americans.

    We are the government, we are the only people that will make change.

    Vote. Rid the USA of the blasphemous hypocrisy that has the rest of the world mocking America, every single day.

  17. dan1965
    3:42 am June 3, 2020 Permalink

    Vote Republican and get rid of the Al Sharpton,Jesse Jackson who are only race inciters . Democrats have been the party that has used the black, President Trump has done more already in 4 years than Oboma did in 8 !
    Im a proud republican and as i said dont have a racist bone in my body, and wouldnt vote for anyone i thought did. Its funny how all the Democrats started hating Trump when he became President, before you can find thousands of pictures with them and Trump. Democrats are ruining this country with their liberal policies, abortion and all the rest !