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Mayor Gorton plans for 'after-action review group' for LPD

Posted at 3:07 PM, Jun 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-19 18:42:51-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Mayor Linda Gorton announced Friday that the city of Lexington is in the works of creating an "after-action review group" for the Lexington Police Department.

The purpose of the group will be to examine police discipline policies and procedures in critical incident cases.

“People across our country, including people in Lexington, are demanding more accountability and transparency in the way police are disciplined, and we have heard them,” Gorton said. “I think our police are excellent. I believe by establishing this process of providing external, after-action input and review, we can make them even stronger.”

Gorton emphasized that this does not give the board members the power to make any disciplinary decisions.

It will be a way to review Council discipline decisions and make recommendations about what they could do to build off of that.

The group of board members have yet to be chosen, where Gorton says she would like to see civilians be a part of it.