The city of Louisville will soon learn who will take over permanently as police chief of the Louisville Metro Police Department.After months of searching, Mayor Greg Fischer’s office confirmed to WLKY that an announcement will be made regarding the police chief position come Wednesday.The announcement is set for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Metro Hall.Additional details were not released by Fischer’s office.The announcement will be carried live by WLKY on-air and online Wednesday.Fischer will be joined by Public Safety Chief Amy Hess and members of a panel who were tasked with narrowing down the list of candidates.How we got here:Since longtime police Chief Steve Conrad was fired in June, the LMPD has been led by two interim chiefs with Yvette Gentry currently at the helm of the police department.Interim Chief Robert Schroeder retired in October.The change in leadership comes as the LMPD continues to face criticism over its handling of the Breonna Taylor investigation, including its response to demonstrations.Conrad was fired after it was revealed that officers involved in the deadly shooting of David McAtee did not activate their body cameras. That shooting happened as demonstrations erupted over the summer in response to Taylor’s shooting.There is also no body camera footage from the Taylor raid.Taylor was killed on March 13 at her apartment. LMPD officers were serving a warrant connected to a larger drug investigation. They had been approved for a no-knock warrant, but both parties agree knocking took place. However, whether they announced themselves is still up for debate.LMPD reform efforts continue:Fischer has sought to use the search for a new police chief as a way to continue reforms for the LMPD. Still, very few details have been released on the search process.The city appointed eight people to a panel to find the next police chief. The panel was unveiled on the same day Gentry was sworn in.Gentry has already indicated that she has no desire to remain in her position permanently. She will stay on until the permanent police chief officially takes over.Details about the potential police chief candidates have not been released.In addition to the search for the police chief, the LMPD is undergoing a top to bottom review of all practices, which is expected to be completed by the end of January.The city contracted a private firm to identify issues within the police department. Fischer said he understands there will be some changes people will like and others they will dislike, but that the goal should be to make Louisville safer.The review comes on the heels of a series of recent efforts to reform the LMPD in the wake of the deadly shooting of Breonna Taylor. One of them was the creation of a civilian review board, which would provide additional oversight to the LMPD and create an office of inspector general.The Metro Council also passed an ordinance banning no-knock warrants and another limiting the LMPD’s use of force.Fischer said he’s also working on efforts to improve conditions for officers, including a pay raise and also advocating for additional police accountability.Stay with WLKY.com for updates Wednesday.

The city of Louisville will soon learn who will take over permanently as police chief of the Louisville Metro Police Department.

After months of searching, Mayor Greg Fischer’s office confirmed to WLKY that an announcement will be made regarding the police chief position come Wednesday.

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The announcement is set for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Metro Hall.

Additional details were not released by Fischer’s office.

The announcement will be carried live by WLKY on-air and online Wednesday.

Fischer will be joined by Public Safety Chief Amy Hess and members of a panel who were tasked with narrowing down the list of candidates.

How we got here:

Since longtime police Chief Steve Conrad was fired in June, the LMPD has been led by two interim chiefs with Yvette Gentry currently at the helm of the police department.

Interim Chief Robert Schroeder retired in October.

The change in leadership comes as the LMPD continues to face criticism over its handling of the Breonna Taylor investigation, including its response to demonstrations.

Conrad was fired after it was revealed that officers involved in the deadly shooting of David McAtee did not activate their body cameras. That shooting happened as demonstrations erupted over the summer in response to Taylor’s shooting.

There is also no body camera footage from the Taylor raid.

Taylor was killed on March 13 at her apartment. LMPD officers were serving a warrant connected to a larger drug investigation. They had been approved for a no-knock warrant, but both parties agree knocking took place. However, whether they announced themselves is still up for debate.

LMPD reform efforts continue:

Fischer has sought to use the search for a new police chief as a way to continue reforms for the LMPD. Still, very few details have been released on the search process.

The city appointed eight people to a panel to find the next police chief. The panel was unveiled on the same day Gentry was sworn in.

Gentry has already indicated that she has no desire to remain in her position permanently. She will stay on until the permanent police chief officially takes over.

Details about the potential police chief candidates have not been released.

In addition to the search for the police chief, the LMPD is undergoing a top to bottom review of all practices, which is expected to be completed by the end of January.

The city contracted a private firm to identify issues within the police department. Fischer said he understands there will be some changes people will like and others they will dislike, but that the goal should be to make Louisville safer.

The review comes on the heels of a series of recent efforts to reform the LMPD in the wake of the deadly shooting of Breonna Taylor. One of them was the creation of a civilian review board, which would provide additional oversight to the LMPD and create an office of inspector general.

The Metro Council also passed an ordinance banning no-knock warrants and another limiting the LMPD’s use of force.

Fischer said he’s also working on efforts to improve conditions for officers, including a pay raise and also advocating for additional police accountability.

Stay with WLKY.com for updates Wednesday.

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