Activists fear moves by authorities in Kentucky suggest that Republican Attorney General Daniel Cameron will not charge the Louisville Metro Police Department officers who fatally shot Breonna Taylor.
"The Louisville Metro Police Department has canceled all days off and pending vacation requests while waiting for Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron's decision regarding the Breonna Taylor case," the Courier Journal reported Monday. "The state of emergency cancellations are 'until further notice,' LMPD said in a Monday statement. According to an internal memo, the order is to 'ensure we have the appropriate level of staffing to provide for public safety services and our policing functions.'"
The LMPD also declared a state of emergency.
.@LMPD has declared a “state of emergency” in preparation for decision in Breonna Taylor case. https://t.co/Uuym6epBWO— Jason Riley (@Jason Riley) 1600717071.0
And police are assembling downtown.
LMPD got orders from the city of Louisville to put fencing on streets surrounding Injustice Square in advance of th… https://t.co/ZdjIMwZHi5— Israel McCullough (he/him) (@Israel McCullough (he/him)) 1600720987.0
Here's some of what people are saying:
So it's becoming more and more obvious (if it wasn't already) that there is going to be no indictment in… https://t.co/dF8Ug83LOS— Niall of the Nine (@Niall of the Nine) 1600717073.0
@henrynathanmia @ShimonPro All signs are pointing to Daniel Cameron not charging the cops. It's going to be really… https://t.co/xptcMgx2rm— Just Ellie (@Just Ellie) 1600718732.0
A state of emergency declared by the LMPD. That alone should tell you that the verdict for Breonna Taylor’s case is gone be some bs.— BIG Dame (@BIG Dame) 1600722848.0
It is clear that #LMPD is involved in an active coverup, and everyone from the top down, including the state AG, sh… https://t.co/6TuMfGVHe6— PreDawnRaid (@PreDawnRaid) 1600723640.0
Louisville is preparing to protect itself as if they are the victims - as if a group of armed individuals broke int… https://t.co/lx2fltwW6f— bruno 🎲 (@bruno 🎲) 1600723388.0
Doesn't it seem like there's a problem if you have to preemptively issue a Sate of Emergency declaration in anticip… https://t.co/wls7HPPfQg— Jason Nation (@Jason Nation) 1600723118.0
They know that their decision is bad for them to preemptively declare a state of emergency, then why make that decision? #lmpd— Emotional Support Dj 🖤🎧 (@Emotional Support Dj 🖤🎧) 1600725942.0
I knew it. The #LMPD officers who were responsible for #BreonnaTaylor’s death will get off. The Attorney General de… https://t.co/5VeD00mCMl— Lions Den 🇺🇸 A.D.O.S. 🇳🇬#ENDSARS (@Lions Den 🇺🇸 A.D.O.S. 🇳🇬#ENDSARS) 1600724497.0
Currently looking at Louisville like... #LMPD got orders to put up fencing around Injustice Square ahead of an ann… https://t.co/NZeuXzXflp— Danyelle Little ✨ (@Danyelle Little ✨) 1600725057.0
They are preparing for an uproar and I am absolutely prepared to give it to them. #LMPD #BreonnaTaylor https://t.co/OheRRnlmGb— marie (@marie) 1600723818.0
Having flashbacks of LA in 1992. #LMPD— Misha (@Misha) 1600722345.0