Use of Force Policy (Louisville Metro Police)

DeRay Mckesson filed this request with the Louisville Metro Police of Louisville, KY.


From: DeRay Mckesson

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Kentucky Open Records Act , I hereby request the following records:

All current policies maintained by the department regarding use of force.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 3 business days, as the statute requires.


DeRay Mckesson

From: Smiley, Alicia

To Whom It May Concern:

Per the attached response you were previously advised to submit Open Records Requests to<> and not a specific individual. The LMPD PIO office functions as the liaison between media and police and is the appropriate entity for you to correspond with as you have indicated that you are a news organization. Please note that continued correspondence with specific individuals outside of the LMPD PIO office will result in a delayed response to your inquiries.

For your most recent ORR below, please go to<> and click on the link for resources. You may then scroll to the lower portion of the page for a pdf link to LMPD’s policies and procedures.