Louisville mayor declares racism a public health crisis

The mayor of Kentucky’s largest city declared racism a public health crisis.

Mayor Greg Fischer, whose city has been besieged by protests that at times became destructive following the March shooting death of 26-year-old Breonna Taylor by law enforcement, signed an executive order on Tuesday stating that racism would carry the designation of a public health crisis in the city moving forward.

Fischer said the decree would help the city “repair distrust through action” after Taylor’s death made Louisville “a focal point for America’s reckoning on racial justice.”

Taylor, an emergency room technician, was killed by Louisville police officers
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