Louisville officials approve police oversight board

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Officials in Kentucky’s largest city have approved the formation of a police oversight board.

News outlets report the Louisville Metro Council voted Thursday on the ordinance.

It will will create an 11-member Civilian Review and Accountability Board and an Inspector General that will review police disciplinary matters.

A statement from Mayor Greg Fischer’s office said the board can initiate investigations into police complaints and will have the power to review reports and investigations into police killings. It won’t be able to discipline officers.

The legislation was drafted by a group of city leaders, law enforcement representatives and community advocates as part of reform efforts.

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