(Tea Party 247) – It appears recent lawlessness is not expected to abide any time soon as law enforcement officials in Louisville, Kentucky are declaring a state of emergency.
The reason? The state attorney general is set to make an announcement on the Breonna Taylor case soon.
So, federal buildings have been shuttered in anticipation of likely riots.
Thus 2020 goes on.
Interim Louisville Metropolitan Police Department Chief Robert Schroeder announced the anticipatory move on Monday, pointing to a need for an “appropriate level of staffing to provide for public safety services,” Newsmax reports.
A state of emergency has been preemptively declared in Louisville in anticipation of an announcement regarding the Breonna Taylor case pic.twitter.com/NxTpF3Ja9H
— Cassandra Fairbanks (@CassandraRules) September 21, 2020
The US district courthouse in Louisville and the nearby US Citizenship and Immigration Services field office were also shuttered on Monday for the rest of the week, per orders from a federal judge.
Both federal and local authorities seem to be preparing for the impending announcement by Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron in the case of Breonna Taylor, an emergency medical technician killed in March.
Taylor was fatally shot by police in Louisville after a unit attempted to carry out a “no-knock” drug warrant. Her boyfriend opened fire on the officers, believing them to be intruders.
The incident happened before the killing of George Floyd in police custody in May, sparking widespread riots in which federal buildings are often targeted by radical groups, however, her name has often been cited by the “mostly peaceful protesters” as well as legitimately concerned advocates for police reform, such as Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (R).
One of the officers was fired in June for “extreme indifference to the value of human life” and violating department procedures. Last week, Louisville agreed to pay Taylor’s family a $12 million settlement and implement a series of police reforms. The city has already outlawed no-knock warrants as well.
Protesters have denounced the settlement as the “bare minimum” and insisted that only indictments will provide true justice.
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