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Kentucky Alliance Oral History Project: Civilian Police Review Board

Kentucky Alliance Oral History Project

Artifacts: Civilian Police Review Board

Civilian Police Review Board, part 1

Civilian Police Review Board, part 2

The Kentucky Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression led the Louisville social justice community in an effort to create a Civilian Review Board for the Louisville Police Department that would review and investigate complaints about alleged police misconduct. 

To learn more about the civilian review board or the campaign against police abuse known as CAPA (Citizens Against Police Abuse), listen to K.A. Owens’ oral history interview.


University of Louisville Archives & Records Center, Anne Braden Papers 1920s-2006 (bulk 1970s-2006), 2006-050-Box 58, Leaflets/Flyers Similar Folder 1.

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A Civilian Police Review Board, properly implemented, will provide true community oversight of the police, end the secrecy surrounding investigations of police misconduct, and improve police-community relations.

You can find out more about Civilian Police Review Boards, express your own views, talk about your experiences with the police, and get involved with the Review Board Campaign at a Community Hearing

Thursday, April 22 7:00 p.m.
Chestnut Street YMCA, Tenth & Chestnut Streets, Louisville

For more information, call the Kentucky Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression (778-8130), NAACP Youth Council (772-9943), American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky (ACLU) (581-1181) or Justice Resource Center (776-7688).

Call to Action

Write or call your elected officials and tell them to take immediate action to end police violence in our community:

- Reopen the City of Louisville's investigation into the January 1998 beating of Adrian Reynolds by City police officers;

- Pay just compensation to Walter Barnes, the family of Adrian Reynolds, and other victims of police abuse and their families;

- Hold public hearings to investigate use-of-force policies and hiring and training practices of Louisville-area police departments;

- Open up to public scrutiny internal investigation files and court records, including settlements, in recent police misconduct cases;

- Establish Civilian Police Review Boards for Louisville and Jefferson County that will have the authority and resources to conduct independent and open investigations of police misconduct

See other side to find out what Civilian Police can do for our community...

Ron Ricucci 574-4028 [handwritten]

City of Louisville
City Hall - 601 W. Jefferson St.
Louisville, KY 40202

David L. Armstrong 574-3061
Mayor, City of Louisville

Tina Ward-Pugh 572-3100
First Ward Alderwoman

Barbara Gregg 574-3794
Second Ward Alderwoman

Bill Allison 574-3796
Third Ward Alderman

Cyril Allgeier 574-3855
Fourth Ward Alderman

Steve Magre 574-3793
Fifth Ward Alderman

Dan Johnson 574-3850
Sixth Ward Aldeman

George Melton 574-3918
Seventh Ward Alderman

Greg Handy 574-3914
Eighth Ward Alderman

Denise Bentley 574-3254
Ninth Ward Alderwoman

George Unseld 574-3915
Tenth Ward Alderman

Reginald Meeks 574-3917
Eleventh Ward Alderman

Paul Bather 574-3905
Twelfth Ward Alderman

Jefferson County
County Courthouse
527 W. Jefferson St.
Louisville, KY 40202

Rebecca Jackson 574-6161
County Judge Executive

Russ Maple 574-5754
"A" District Commissioner

Joe Carradino 574-5895
"B" District Commissioner

Darryl T. Owens 574-6808
"C" District Commissioner

City of Shively
James P. Jenkins, Mayor
City Hall, 3920 Dixie Highway
Shively, KY 40216
Tel: 449-5000