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Mayor, police chief blast remarks by FOP President

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Dave Mutchler during his press conference Friday, June 19, addressing the remarks he made in an open letter released the day before. Dave Mutchler during his press conference Friday, June 19, addressing the remarks he made in an open letter released the day before.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Police Chief Steve Conrad blasted remarks made by the president of the Fraternal Order of Police Friday afternoon. 

After writing a strongly-worded, open letter condemning “sensationalists, liars and race-baiters,” FOP president Dave Mutchler held a press conference to 'clarify' his position Friday. 

During the news conference, he stood by his position in the letter, which Mayor Fischer and Chief Conrad took issue with. 

Mayor Greg Fischer and Police Chief Steve Conrad this evening released this joint statement:

“Mr. Mutchler, in separate phone calls with both of us prior to his news conference, said he was seeking to clarify his position, strike a constructive tone, and emphasize that no person of good will should feel threatened in our city. After listening to his press conference remarks, we remain very concerned that Mr. Mutchler, with the leadership position he holds, does not understand the impact of the tone of his remarks and original letter.

“The threatening tone is not representative of the vast majority of our officers or our citizens – and many have told us that they have a significantly differently view than Mr. Mutchler. His words do absolutely nothing to help build community-police relations and undermine the noble and difficult work our police do every day, from keeping us safe and secure in our homes to protecting our First Amendment right to speak our minds."

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