10 things you need to know today: March 9, 2023

The Justice Department finds a pattern of discriminatory policing in Louisville, Mitch McConnell is hospitalized after a fall at a D.C. hotel, and more

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1. DOJ finds pattern of discriminatory policing in Louisville

The Justice Department has concluded that Louisville, Kentucky, police engaged in a pattern of unconstitutional, discriminatory policing that violated the rights of people in the Black community, Attorney General Merrick Garland said Wednesday. DOJ investigated Louisville police after the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor, a young Black medical technician, during a botched raid at her apartment under a no-knock warrant in a case involving someone who didn't live there. DOJ uncovered evidence of excessive force and searches based on invalid warrants. "This conduct is unacceptable," Garland said. "It erodes the community trust necessary for effective policing and it is an affront to the vast majority of officers who put their lives on the line every day to serve Louisville with honor."

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