“I couldn’t be more excited about this opportunity to lead the Louisville Metro Police Department. It is an incredible organization filled with men and women who are willing to do what it takes to make our community safer. I am truly honored to have the opportunity to work with them again.”
"We do have in our race the quality of leadership, whereby God blessed us to have the first black president of the U.S., with a white momma, which used to be if you looked at a white woman you'd be hung. So we made some progress, and we was hoping we could continue to make that kind of progress."
Mayor Fischer stressed the value of Conrad’s experience in Louisville, noting that “Steve knows how to pronounce ‘Dumesnil.’” He indicated that Conrad will assume his new duties on March 19, and that interim Police Chief Ishmon Burkes will then move over into the Mayor’s Office to serve as Chief Administrative Office, replacing William Summers, who is retiring.
“Hopefully, these comments will give the Mayor a sense of what our residents believe are important guidelines when making any consideration of a candidate.”
“The people of Old Louisville want to see Toonerville Park become an important part of their community,” says Councilman David James. “This dog run is just the beginning of that process.”
“I thought it was important to name an interim from outside the department and to name someone who has no interest in the permanent chief’s position.”
“The hiring of a new chief is an important and critical decision and I want as much input as possible.”
While we hesitate to report anything that might dissuade Mayor Hancock from taking Chief White off our hands here in Louisville, we remind readers that White's statement, "Officers feel relatively respected," is a matter of extreme conjecture among the rank and file LMPD cops.