⚖LMPD: It’s the Supervisors, Stupid.

Chief Erika Shields made some brief comments after being sworn-in as the new LMPD police chief, saying “I believe in the people here and I believe in the community.” Jeff Faughender/Courier Journal
A crowd of protestors began marching from Jefferson Square Park at about 7 p.m. calling for justice for Dernorver Dee Garrett, the 29-year-old who was punched in the face multiple times by a Louisville Metro officer during an arrest Sunday. They marched south Bardstown Road for a ‘Black Unity March’ in the Highland Friday night before dozens of LMPD officers blocked off Bardstown Road at Grinstead Avenue. Three people were arrested. April 24, 2021. Matt Stone/Courier Journal
Louisville police crime scene photos Breonna Taylor shooting. Provided to the Courier Journal
Louisville police crime scene photos Breonna Taylor shooting. Provided to the Courier Journal

Supervisors knew, did nothing and walked away unscathed

Changing police chiefs is not enough

Louisville Metro Police Department officers stand in the middle of the intersection West Jefferson and South 6th Streets as they attempt to move protestors from the streets near Jefferson Square Park in Downtown Louisville, Ky. Friday evening, Sept. 4, 2020. Friday marked the 100th-straight day of people protesting to demand racial justice in the city. SAM OWENS/COURIER & PRESS.

Forget about the union; the department is the problem

Protestors confront LMPD officers on Broadway during a protest in Louisville Saturday on the anniversary of Breonna Taylor being killed in her apartment by LMPD officers. March 13, 2021 Alton Strupp/

Why Wait?

Signature block of Catherine L. Pugh, Esq., who commonly writes on  race, racism, culture, society, police/policing and misconduct.
EMAIL: title42usc1983@yahoo.com. FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/catherine.pugh.79. TWITTER: @EsqPugh. View a Race and Profiling Lecture Series appearance here.
Roman chariot in a race for justice in policing because race is a contact sport
Ten things to watch out for during racism discussions.
Underground Railroad Quilt used as footer in a race / racism / justice discussion.
Quilts and the Underground Railroad



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Catherine Pugh, Esq.

Catherine Pugh, Esq.

Private Counsel. Former DOJ-CRT, Special Litigation Section, Public Defender; Adjunct Professor (law & undergrad). Developed Race & Law course.