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Louisville, Ky. once made ambitious promises to transform its police department and mend its relationship with the Black community. Five years later, Louisville police killed Breonna Taylor in her home, kicking off a protest movement unlike anything the city had seen in decades. In a jointRead more

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'Who's Gonna Be Next?'

Oct 18 • 26:29

So much has changed since Louisville first proclaimed itself a model city for policing reform: the police chief was fired. The city was upended by protests and grief over Breonna Taylor, and David McAtee. But some things are the same: The anger. The frustration. The disconnect between the police and the community. ...

Say Her Name: Breonna Taylor

Oct 18 • 33:25

“Early this morning, we had a critical incident involving one of our officers who was shot and another person at the scene who was killed.”...

Might As Well Appeal

Oct 18 • 33:38

For LMPD to become the police department it claimed to want to be, the department would have to recruit the best of the best, retain experienced officers, and effectively discipline and remove problem one. But LMPD’s disciplinary system makes the latter hard to do. Former and current officers say the job can chew up and spit out people who want to do community policing — h...

People, Places and Narcotics

Oct 18 • 32:18

Even as city leaders were making big promises about the model city they claimed Louisville was going to become, they were making decisions that undermined those policing reform goals. In 2016, there were 117 homicides in Louisville — at that point, the most in decades. Police responded with a “People, Places and Narcotics” strategy that targeted some Black neighborhoods wi...


Oct 18 • 23:04

The Eye of the Storm

Oct 18 • 25:58

Barbecue chef David McAtee, the man they called Yaya, was a staple at 26th and Broadway in Louisville’s predominately Black West End. He was a friend to everyone who stopped by for a meal — including many police officers....

Coming Soon... Dig Season 2

Oct 6 • 03:20

Louisville, Ky., the city now known for the police killing of Breonna Taylor, once made ambitious promises to transform its police department and mend its relationship with the Black community. Just five years before they killed Breonna Taylor in her home, Louisville considered itself a model city for police reform. ...

The Hearing

Mar 6 • 26:50
Jen Sainato had been waiting for this day for a long time. She’d woken up early, put on her black striped suit, and drove five hours to attend the Louisville Metro Council’s public safety committee meeting. The council had called the police to answer questions about their handling of rape cases, in the wake of our story about Jen’s case.

When Jen walked into the council c...

Update: Prosecution... Declined?

Feb 21 • 18:57

Cleared By Exception

Dec 5 • 18:33

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