LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Mayor Greg Fischer, through an executive order, has rescinded the State of Emergency he enacted in late September. The State of Emergency came as the city prepared for a decision in the Breonna Taylor case.

What You Need To Know

  • Fischer rescinds State of Emergency

  • Also announces removal of barricades, traffic restrictions

  • State of Emergency, traffic restrictions put in place as city prepared for Breonna Taylor decision

Through the same order, Fischer also announced the remaining barricades on Fifth, Sixth, Jefferson, and Liberty streets will be removed and parking restrictions in downtown Louisville will be lifted. 

"The goal of that order, as well as related traffic restrictions and road closings, was to ensure space and opportunity for potential protesters to gather and express their First Amendment rights after the announcement, while also preparing for any eventuality to keep everyone safe," Fischer said in a statement.

The State of Emergency allowed Fischer to implement a county wide curfew, which was enacted Sept. 23 and expired Sept. 28.

As the curfew expired last week, Fischer loosened some of the traffic restrictions downtown and said remaining barricades and restrictions would be assessed on a daily basis.