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File #: O-371-22    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Held in Committee
File created: 11/29/2022 In control: Government Oversight/Audit and Appointments Committee
On agenda: 4/19/2023 Final action:
Title: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING LOUISVILLE METRO CODE OF ORDINANCES ("LMCO") SECTIONS 36.82 AND 36.83 REGARDING THE OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL.
Attachments: 1. O-371-22 SPONSORSHIP WITHDRAWN 041923 Amend LMCO RE Inspector General.pdf
ORDINANCE NO. __________, SERIES 2023
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AN ORDINANCE AMENDING LOUISVILLE METRO CODE OF ORDINANCES ("LMCO") SECTIONS 36.82 AND 36.83 REGARDING THE OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL.
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SPONSORED BY: SPONSORSHIP WITHDRAWN

WHEREAS, Louisville Metro Council recognizes that the Louisville Metro Police Department derives its moral and social character from the community at large; and
WHEREAS, in order to have effective policing that aligns with Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government's community values, needs, and expectations, the police department must have the faith, trust, respect, and support of the community; and
WHEREAS, the Office of Inspector General was created in December of 2020 with these purposes in mind, and the powers and duties of the Office regarding complaint-driven investigations and non-complaint reviews require amendment in light of the Office's experiences since that time.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF THE LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY METRO GOVERNMENT ("THE COUNCIL") AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION I: LMCO ? 36.82 is amended as follows:
? 36.82 POWERS AND DUTIES OF INSPECTOR GENERAL.
(A) The Inspector General:
(1) Shall investigate conduct administrative investigations of complaints as determined under LMCO ? 36.83;
(2) May examine patterns and practices, and review policies, procedures, and operations within LMPD under LMCO ? 36.84; and
(3) May provide recommendations on improving operations to the Chief of Police, the Mayor, and Metro Council.
(B) (1) The Inspector General shall establish the internal organization of the Office of Inspector General and shall create such divisions as deemed necessary to perform the functions, powers, and duties of the office. The Inspector General shall have the power to appoint, employ, and remove personnel as deemed necessary for the efficient and effective administration of the affairs of the offi...

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