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LMPD vows review of use-of-force incidents

The chief of police says his department works hard to be transparent after shooting involving officers.

LOUISVILLE (WHAS11) -- Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad is vowing a "rigorous review" of all use of force incidents.

In a letter published online by The Courier Journal, Conrad said his department works hard to be transparent after shootings involving officers.

His letter comes weeks after LMPD officers shot and killed a man in PRP who was wielding a screwdriver.

In the days that followed, community groups called for the department to improve de-escalation tactics, especially when people with mental illnesses are involved.

Conrad said officers receive instruction on de-escalation as part of their annual training and they're working to implement a new model into their training.

You can view LMPD's guidelines, policies, and practices by clicking here.

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