November 19, 2020 8:59pm
Statement from GLI President and CEO Sarah Davasher-Wisdom on Passage of Civilian Review Board legislation in Louisville
Statement from GLI President and CEO Sarah Davasher-Wisdom regarding Louisville Metro Council’s passage of Civilian Review Board proposal:
“Greater Louisville Inc. recognizes the pressing need for increased public confidence in our law enforcement. Distrust between law enforcement and the community has long created significant barriers and perpetuated systemic problems which adversely impact many aspects of our society, including our regional economy. Today, Louisville Metro Council took an important step to provide increased citizen oversight of law enforcement in our community by creating a new Civilian Review Board and Office of Inspector General.
GLI applauds Metro Council for listening to the needs of our city and taking swift and concrete action to improve transparency and accountability in law enforcement. We are honored to be included as one of several groups with input on the composition of the Board, and we pledge to provide strategic insight to create a qualified group of decision makers that will pursue the best interests of our citizens. We are encouraged by this important step and we look forward to continuing to work with our elected leaders to build and sustain a strong relationship between law enforcement and communities throughout greater Louisville.”