Governor Beshear responds to violent protests in Louisville
Governor Andy Beshear held a news conference Monday evening to respond to the latest news out of Louisville.
Earlier Monday, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer
LMPD says shots were fired at them Sunday night in Louisville as citywide protests continued. LMPD returned the fire, killing 53-year-old David McAtee. Mayor Fischer said Monday there was no officer body camera video of the shooting.
"It is unacceptable that the officers that responded last night did not have body cameras on, and recording," Beshear said. "This is the entire reason that we have those cameras. And every other officer's camera should be reviewed, and if they captured any part of the scene, it ought to be released. It's unacceptable that Breonna Taylor's family has been apparently told it would take months to finish the rest of the investigation. These things, they are not okay."
Beshear says Kentucky State Police is handling the investigation, and that it will be conducted in an honest manner that "will not take months." He says he wants to make sure that the family of David McAtee does not have to wait the months that the family of Breonna Taylor's family has had to wait.
“Our mission is to work fast, to be thorough, and to give full results so that this family can have a full accounting and the truth for what has happened," Beshear said.
Beshear says he is not going to interfere with the KSP's investigation, but he will push that there is no delay.
Louisville's 9 p.m curfew has been extended to June 8, and Beshear says he supports the extension and that it will help keep people safe.