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The legacy and influence of Detective Shelby Lanier, Jr. on the Louisville police department

Louisville Detective and Civil Rights activist Shelby Lanier Jr. is an icon to the city of Louisville, an unwavering voice for justice and a lover of people. Lanier filed a lawsuit against the Louisville Police Department, while he was an officer, accusing them of discrimination against candidates and officers. Lanier's landmark lawsuit pushed LMPD to be more inclusive and helped James and other Black citizens to secure spots on the force. Lanier was an opinionated and passionate speaker. When he expressed his disapproval of the way Black people were treated, he faced backlash. Read more: https://bit.ly/3aMLqHF Moments that Matter: https://bit.ly/3qHLKx5 Follow WHAS11 on Social: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WHAS11 Twitter: https://twitter.com/WHAS11 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whas11/ Subscribe to WHAS11 for exclusive content: http://www.youtube.com/c/WHAS11News?s... Download the WHAS11 News app Apple: https://apple.co/325dTnY Android: https://bit.ly/3hfvOg8

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