Mayor Seeks to Hold Parents Accountable

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- In the wake of downtown violence in Louisville, Mayor Greg Fischer is looking for ways to hold parents accountable for delinquent juvenile behavior.

Fischer's spokesman, Chris Poynter, told The Courier-Journal that the mayor is in talks with the county attorney's office and Metro Council members to find the best ways to do that.

Meanwhile, Poynter says 26 new cameras that are being placed in the downtown area in response to the violence that erupted on March 22 will be monitored 24 hours a day in real time.

Police have said that a group of teens assaulted at least four people at Waterfront Park before a mob of up to 200 traveled through downtown and committed at least 20 more crimes including property damage and more assaults.

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