After four consecutive nights of protests, rioting, and civil unrest, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer on Monday announced that LMPD Chief Steve Conrad has been fired.
According to WAVE-TV, LMPD and National Guard officers were called to disperse a large crowd that had gathered near a local restaurant. During that incident shots were reportedly fired at officers, who subsequently returned fire fatally shooting 53-year-old David McAtee, the owner of the restaurant where the crowd had gathered.
Mayor Fischer said a press conference that Conrad's termination is effective immediately.
Robert Schroeder will serve as interim police chief.