Louisville, Kentucky police chief Robert Schroeder has declared a state of emergency for the Louisville Metro Police Department.
The development stems from the impending ruling of Kentucky attorney general Daniel Cameron on whether the state will file criminal charges against the cops who killed Breonna Taylor in March.
Chief Schroeder issued a memo on Monday saying the department is now under emergency staffing and reporting protocols to ensure enough coverage is available.
Local reports said the chief also canceled all time off and vacation requests.
Earlier this month, AG Cameron released a statement, saying, “My office is continually asked about a timeline regarding the investigation into the death of Ms. Breonna Taylor. An investigation, if done properly, cannot follow a specific timeline. My office has endeavored since day one to find the truth and pursue justice, wherever that may take us and however long that may take. In the meantime, conflicting rumors and reports circulate on a daily basis. The rumors do nothing to advance justice.”
The statement was issued on September 11.
Police officers Jonathan Mattingly, Myles Cosgrove, and Brett Hankinson who were involved in the Breonna Taylor case, were placed on administrative reassignment after the shooting. Hankison was later fired.
On March 13, Louisville police officers shot Taylor, 26, at least eight times while serving a “no-knock” narcotics search warrant at her home as part of a narcotics investigation.