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Louisville mayor defends new police chief 1.8.21

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Louisville mayor defends new police chief 1.8.21
Louisville mayor defends new police chief 1.8.21

Louisville Mayor Greg Fisher is defending his choice of Erika Shields as the new police chief

The mayor of louisville is defending his choice to head up the city police department.

L3: abc 36 news white louisville mayor defends choice for police chief louisville earlier this week... mayor greg fischer announced that former atlanta police chief erika shields was selected after a six-month search to be the new police chief of the louisville metro police department.

But on wednesday... protesters took to the street of louisville... condeming the choice.

They say shields.... who stepped down from her role as atlanta's police chief after police shot rayshard brooks last year... is not the person who should be in charge of a department already dealing with the high-profile killing of a black person by police.

But fisher says her experience in atlanta makes her the ideal person to take on the role.

L3: abc 36 news white mayor greg fisher louisville we had 10,000 people give input on what they wanted to see in a chief and chief shields was the unanimous choice of the 8-person evaluation panel.

She checked all the boxes.

Of course, if people researched what she did in atlanta.

People in atlanta were very positive.

So we have a great new police chief.

L3: abc 36 news white louisville mayor defends choice for police chief louisville shields will be taking over the department on january 19th.

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