The Louisville Metro Police Department has engaged in sweeping civil rights abuses against Black people, women, and people with disabilities, according to newly released findings from a Department of Justice investigation.
“Shortly after we opened the investigation, an LMPD leader told the department Breonna Taylor was a symptom of problems that we have had for years,” Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a press conference last week. “The Justice Department’s findings in the report that we are releasing today bear that out.”
This week, which marks three years since Breonna Taylor was killed, Into America returns to Trymaine Lee’s conversation with Hannah Drake, a Louisville activist Hannah Drake who helped elevate Breonna’s story on social media, and was part of an effort to push the city council to pass Breonna’s Law — a ban on “no-knock” warrants.
We also check in with Hannah about the investigation’s findings, Louisville’s rotating police chiefs, and her hopes for the future.
(Original release date: September 24, 2020)
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This is a show about politics, about policy, and the power both have over the lives of the American people. It sheds light on the candidates and the president they are running to unseat. It connects the dots between policies and voters across the political spectrum. Hosted by Trymaine Lee. Featuring the journalists of NBC News. This is how America sounds. This is Into America.