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.

 

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