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Proposed drug and alcohol testing ordinance for Louisville police in question

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Posted at 7:13 AM, Jul 16, 2020

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) — A proposed drug and alcohol testing ordinance for Louisville Metro Police Department Officers might not be a possibility.

The Louisville Metro Council Public Safety Committee has been discussing adding an ordinance that would require officers to take drug and alcohol tests after using deadly force or causing serious physical injury.

Council members began pushing for this change after realizing none of the officers involved in the death of Breonna Taylor were tested.

Some committee members tell WAVE 3 News that the change is problematic.

If the committee tries to add the ordinance, an unfair labor practice claim would have to be filed.

There are already rules about drug tests in place at the LMPD.