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Metro Council member calls on officers involved in Breonna Taylor case to resign

The comments come after Taylor's mother, Tamika Palmer, said the officers should be fired and charged.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — One Louisville Metro Council member has posted on Twitter, calling on the officers involved in the death of Breonna Taylor to resign.

"If @louisvillemayor won't fire the officers who killed Breonna Taylor, then I am begging them: JUST RESIGN," Brandon Coan tweeted.

Coan's comments come after Taylor's mother, Tamika Palmer, said the officers involved in her daughter's death should be fired and eventually charged.

"Do it for Breonna and Kenneth Walker and their families," the tweet continued. "Do it for our city. And do it for your own souls."

Coan has represented the 8th District since he was elected in 2016.

Council member Jessica Green, who represents Louisville's 1st District, retweeted Coan's tweet.

Metro Council President David James and other members of the council will have a news conference at 4 p.m. to discuss "several issues of importance."

In a phone interview with WHAS11, James said Metro Council was discussing what steps need to be taken after listening to protesters.

"The frustration is real," James said. "There needs to be a lot of deep and hard conversations...and they’re not going to be easy conversations and they’ll be uncomfortable conversations. In the end, we will be a better city for it and a better country for it."

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