Lexington announces new commission to improve racial equity – Spectrum News 1 – DC Initiative on Racial Equity
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LEXINGTON, Ky.—The death of Breonna Taylor still serves as a catalyst for finding solutions to end racial injustice in Kentucky cities. In Lexington, there’s a permanent commission that pledges to work together to ensure everyone is welcome and succeeds. 

What You Need To Know

  • Mayor Linda Gorton introduced a permanent Racial Justice commission on February 17th, 2022
  • The commission selected Sam Meaux as first chair and Charlotte Turley as vice chair
  • Thirteen additional members will be added to the commission pending approval from the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council including Lexington-Fayette NAACP president Whit Whitaker

On March 13, 2020, 26-year-old Breonna Taylor was shot and killed by Louisville Metro Police Department officers as they were serving a no knock warrant at her apartment. They

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