Louisville chief fired after police kill restaurant owner
Governor slams police for not activating body cameras
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville’s police chief has been fired after the mayor learned that officers failed to activate body cameras during a fatal shooting. The shooting killed the popular owner of a barbecue spot. David McAtee died early Monday while police officers and National Guard soldiers were enforcing a curfew amid waves of protests in the Kentucky city. Mayor Greg Fischer revealed that police officers lacked body camera video for the investigation into the shooting. Kentucky’s governor had demanded the release of police video. Police say they did retrieve video from crime center cameras that show how the shooting unfolded. Gov. Andy Beshear later said the lack of body camera footage was unacceptable.
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