Louisville police chief Steve Conrad has been fired after the fatal shooting of David McAtee during the city's protests.
Following the fatal shooting of David McAtee, a local business owner in Louisville, Kentucky, police chief Steve Conrad has been fired according to CNN.
People took to the streets this week in Louisville to protest following the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. After police tried to disperse a group of protestors, they were informed to "return fire" into the crowd. As a result, David McAtee was killed.
"This type of institutional failure will not be tolerated," said Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer after the shooting. "Accordingly, I have relieved Steve Conrad of his duties as chief of Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD)."
Fischer went on to speak about McAtee, who owned a local barbecue restaurant.
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"We lost a wonderful citizen named David McAtee," said Fischer. "David was a friend to many, a well-known Barbecue man. They've nurtured so many people in their bellies and in their hearts before, and for him to be caught up in this, not to be with us today is a tragedy."
David McAtee was 53-years-old. His mother has spoken out about the death of her son.
"They killed him for no reason," said Odessa Riley. "All I want to do is just see my son before they bring him out, that's all I want."
Riley says that her son was "trying to make an honest dollar to take care of his rent and his bills."
Rest in peace, David McAtee.