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Mon Jun 1, 2020, 04:53 PM

This David McAtee story is sad as hell. The Louisville police chief got fired.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. David McAtee, the owner of YaYa's BBQ in western Louisville, was shot and killed by law enforcement officers early Monday morning, an incident that's now under state and local police investigation.

McAtee was known as a "community pillar," said his mother, Odessa Riley. "He left a great legend behind. He was a good person. Everybody around him would say that," she said. "My son didn't hurt nobody. He didn't do nothing to nobody."

Riley was among the hundreds who had swarmed the corner of 26th and Broadway on Monday where Louisville police and National Guard personnel were breaking up a "large crowd" that had gathered in the parking lot outside a Dino's Food Mart, according to law enforcement officials. LMPD Chief Steve Conrad said in a statement on Monday that someone shot at officers and both officers and soldiers "returned fire." The identities of the suspect and the law enforcement officers who returned fire have not been released.


McAtee's mother and his nephew told The Courier Journal that he was known to feed police as well. The two said he would give law enforcement officers free meals. He fed them free," Riley said. "He fed the police and didn't charge them nothing. "My son was a good son. All he did on that barbecue corner is try to make a dollar for himself and his family," she added. "And they come along and they killed my son."

https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2020/06/01/who-david-mcatee-louisville-barbecue-store-owner-killed-police/5308229002/

LOUISVILLE, Ky. Police officers involved in the early morning fatal shooting of the owner of a West End barbecue business had not activated their body cameras during the incident, Mayor Greg Fischer announced Monday afternoon.

Fischer also said that Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad, who had already announced his resignation in May, has been fired. He also extended a nightly 9 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. curfew to June 8.

"This type of institutional failure will not be tolerated," Fischer said.

https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/2020/06/01/beshear-authorizes-investigation-into-louisville-police-national-guard-shooting/5306733002/

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 04:58 PM

1. At least

The perpetrators are getting fired quickly.

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Response to wryter2000 (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 04:59 PM

2. There's that. I feel so bad for his family.

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Response to octoberlib (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 05:03 PM

4. How terrible

And he sounds like a fine person.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 05:02 PM

3. "Police officers involved...had not activated their body cameras during the incident"



This is just awful. My heart goes out to McAtee's family and friends.

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