Miller Says Metro Council Will Let Auditor, LMPD Investigate Shanklin
Louisville Metro Councilman Jerry Miller, R-19, says he agrees with the Jefferson County Attorney that the Government Accountability and Ethics Committee should hold off on investigating purported ethics violations by Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin, D-2.He also confirmed that the Louisville Metro Police Public Integrity Unit is investigating the matter. Shanklin has not been contacted by the LMPD and a majority caucus spokesman says the LMPD has not pulled any records from the council.Shanklin has come under scrutiny in recent weeks for the way she handled an upholstery training program. The program received city funds, and was meant to train ex-offenders, but Shanklin and her family members seem to have been major beneficiaries.Miller chairs the GAE committee. In a statement, he said he’ll give the city's internal auditor and the LMPD the time they need to do their jobs.