Police set up barricades and restricted vehicle traffic through downtown Louisville, Kentucky, in anticipation of the state attorney general’s announcement on whether he will charge the officers who fatally shot Breonna Taylor.
LMPD Interim Chief Robert Schroeder spoke to the media around 9.45 on Tuesday morning, September 22, addressing the traffic closures restricting access to downtown Louisville “in anticipation of an announcement from Attorney General Daniel Cameron regarding the Breonna Taylor case,” police had written “on Facebook.”
“We felt these steps were necessary to help protect the public,” Schroeder said on Tuesday. Barricades were put into place around Jefferson Square Park to prohibit vehicular traffic.
The chief confirmed in his statement on Tuesday morning that police did not have “any information” about when Attorney General Cameron would make his announcement nor “what any announcement will be.”
Schroeder said, “It’s simply too premature at this time to talk about it.”
Six Louisville officers were under investigation for the death of Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old emergency medical technician fatally shot in her home by LMPD in March 2020. Credit: Louisville Metro Police Department via Storyful