Kentucky police chief fired after shooting kills barbecue restaurant owner

U.S. 2020/6/2

Kentucky police chief fired after shooting kills barbecue restaurant owner

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The police chief of Louisville, Kentucky, was fired on Monday after the mayor learned that officers involved in a shooting that killed the popular owner of a barbecue spot failed to activate body cameras during the chaotic scene.

Steve Conrad, chief of the Louisville Metro Police Department was “relieved of his duties” on Monday afternoon.

David McAtee, known for offering meals to police officers, died earlier on Monday while police officers and national guard soldiers were enforcing a curfew amid waves of protests over the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis a week ago – and a previous recent police shooting in Kentucky’s largest city.

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Police said they were responding to gunfire from a crowd.

The US attorney said federal authorities will join state pol

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