Tamika Palmer reacts while speaking about her daughter Breonna Taylor, who police shot in her apartment in Kentucky, during the "Get Your Knee Off Our Necks" March on Washington in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, Aug. 28, 2020.

Source:   Amanda Prestigiacomo

The Louisville Metro Police Department declared a state of emergency on Monday “in anticipation” of the announcement in the Breonna Taylor case, an internal memo reveals.

“LMPD (Louisville police) declare State of Emergency in preparation for Grand Jury announcement on Breonna Taylor,” journalist Cal Perry reported Monday. “Still no word on when – most expect this week.”

“In anticipation of Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s announcement in the Breonna Taylor case, I am declaring a state of emergency for the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD),” wrote Chief of Police Robert J. Schroeder.

“To ensure that we have the appropriate level of staffing to provide for public safety services and our policing functions, effective immediately the LMPD will operate under the emergency staffing and reporting guidelines as outlined in the Standard Operating Procedures, Emergency Response Plan, and collective bargaining agreements until further notice,” the memo outlined.

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