lected officials and advocacy groups from cities across the country are calling for the pace of police investigation announcements by the Justice Department to increase.
Last month, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced pattern or practice investigations against the Louisville Metro and Minneapolis police departments following the deaths of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd in March and May 2020, respectively. These investigations -- which may result in court-ordered consent decrees -- came after four years of silence from the previous administration regarding police accountability.
Louisville continues to see a historically high numbers of deadly shootings claim lives in the city. According to Louisville Metro Police, as of Nov. 1, there have been 168 homicides for the year. Last year, Louisville set a record with 173 homicides for all of 2020.