LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) — Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer fired police chief Steve Conrad on Monday after learning that police officers did not record body-camera footage of the fatal overnight shooting of David McAtee, a black man, in west Louisville. Fischer made the announcement during his Monday press conference.
McAtee was killed around 12:15 am on Monday in the parking lot of a business on West Broadway.
Conrad said the shooting happened around 12:15 a.m. on Monday in the parking lot of a business on West Broadway. He said officers and the National Guard were called to break up a large group of people who had gathered there after the city's curfew when someone fired a shot at them. Conrad did not specify whether it was a police officer or a military member that fired the fatal shot.
Conrad was already set to retire in June.