Biden says DOJ’s scathing civil rights report on Louisville police was ‘long overdue’

Posted on AllSides March 9th, 2023
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President Biden on Thursday said that the scathing report the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued about the investigation into the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) was “long overdue.”

The report released on Wednesday found that the police department and the local government had engaged in a pattern of discriminatory behavior against Black citizens.

“Cops need help. There’s some bad cops, by the way. What we did, my Justice Department just did in Louisville, Kentucky, was long overdue— put those suckers in jail,” Biden said in remarks in Philadelphia. 

“By the way, how...

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