Mother of restaurant owner killed during Louisville protest wants apology from city
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ/WHAS)-The mother of a Louisville restaurant owner killed during a protest last week is calling on city officials to apologize for her son’s death.
Odessa Riley and her attorney spoke Monday, saying they want law enforcement and the city to take responsibility for what happened.
David McAtee was shot and killed a week ago early Monday morning as police officers and members of the national guard tried to break up a large group of people after curfew.
Police released footage last week of the moment McAtee was shot and killed.
Interim Chief Robert Schroeder says two videos captured from surveillance cameras in and around McAtee’s business show him firing a gun that night.
The attorney for the McAtee family disputes that, saying all video and evidence needs to be released immediately.
“That is denying responsibility and trying to steer public opinion against the victim, and we’re going to make sure that does not happen,” attorney Steve Romines said.
“The only thing I want for my son is peace and justice and i’m gonna make sure he gets it,” Riley said.
Kentucky State Police, the FBI, and State Attorney General’s offices are conducting a joint investigation into the shooting at Governor Andy Beshear’s request.