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LMPD Chief Steve Conrad addresses recent violence at Louisville Forum panel

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- LMPD's chief of police says he's seeing some positive things come out of this past spring's night of violence downtown.

Chief Steve Conrad spoke at a Louisville Forum panel Wednesday afternoon, on the topic of the March 22 mob attacks. He says the attacks have led to the hiring of additional officers downtown -- and that there's also now more funding for teen programs at community centers. He added that city leaders are taking steps to find jobs and mentors for young people.

"All of these things are coming together at the same time, and I hope they'll have a great positive impact," Conrad said. "Those are some things that some were in the works before this, but some were not. So there have been some positives that came out of this tough, tough evening for our community."

Conrad also says the city is conducting a study on the police presence downtown. He says city leaders hope that will be available by this time next year.

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