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Man accused of trying to shoot mayoral candidate released from LMDC after bond posted

Brown’s $100,000 cash bond was posted by the Louisville Community Bail Fund, an arm of Black...
Brown’s $100,000 cash bond was posted by the Louisville Community Bail Fund, an arm of Black Lives Matter Louisville, around 4 p.m.
Published: Feb. 16, 2022 at 5:23 PM EST
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Bail has been paid for the man accused of attempting to murder mayoral candidate Craig Greenberg on Monday morning.

Quintez Brown, 21, was released from the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Brown’s $100,000 cash bond was posted by the Louisville Community Bail Fund, an arm of Black Lives Matter Louisville, around 4 p.m.

Under the terms of the bond agreement, Brown will be placed on home incarceration. Brown was released to his family, who did not speak with reporters outside of the Hall of Justice.

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Brown’s $100,000 cash bond was posted by the Louisville Community Bail Fund, an arm of Black Lives Matter Louisville, around 4 p.m.

Chief Erika Shields of the Louisville Metro Police Department says 911 calls came in about 10:15 on Monday regarding an “active aggressor.” Police cleared the building housing Greenberg’s office, which is near Butchertown Market and the JBS plant.

Shots were fired and although Greenberg was not hit directly, a bullet did puncture his sweater. Shields said nobody was hurt.

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WAVE News anchor Dawne Gee speaks with Louisville mayoral candidate Craig Greenberg after Monday's shooting at his Butchertown office.

Police arrested Brown about a half mile from Greenberg’s office; according to his arrest report, he was found with a loaded 9mm Glock and multiple magazines, and he was charged with four counts of wanton endangerment and attempted murder.

A social justice activist, a University of Louisville student, and a potential Louisville Metro Council District 5 candidate, Brown went missing in July 2021; his parents told WAVE he could have been suffering from a mental breakdown.

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WAVE News reporter Ken Baker speaks with Black Lives Matter Louisville organizer Chanelle Helm on bond being posted for Quintez Brown.

Brown is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 23.

On Tuesday night, Louisville mayor Greg Fischer released a statement on Brown’s release:

“Quintez Brown’s bond and release have been decided independently by a judge. Mr. Brown will be monitored by the Department of Corrections, consistent with Home Incarceration Program rules and regulations and any conditions set forth in the court order, including use of a GPS monitoring device and home checks. Alerts will notify HIP personnel if the device is tampered with or goes outside the geofence.”

Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell also released a statement Tuesday night, stating bond amounts are not set by the attorney’s office, but rather decided by Kentucky law:

“It is frustrating that my office has such little control in these situations. Unlike the federal system, bond must be set under Kentucky law. We successfully argued for and received a higher bond commensurate with the seriousness of the offense. We successfully argued that if posted, the defendant should be on home incarceration. However, the criteria of release should not be the ability to access a certain amount of money. It should be the threat to the community and whether there is a history of non appearance in court. I’ve said previously that people should not be in jail just because they can’t afford bond or be released just because they can. We should have a system like the federal government where my office can provide evidence and a judge can decide. Kentucky current system does not allow that. Our office has kept the victim involved throughout this process.”

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