Jazz’s Donovan Mitchell reacts to law enforcement killing David McAtee in Louisville
McAtee was a beloved community figure who operated YaYa’s BBQ right by Dino’s in the West End — one of the city’s busiest areas.
"Right now, I can't tell you the feeling I have. All I can say — when a mother loses her child, a piece of you goes along with that child." — Odessa Riley, #DavidMcAtee's mother #Louisville #BreonnaTaylor pic.twitter.com/jdtI4mqcZL
— Philmonger (@phillipmbailey) June 1, 2020
Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear ordered state police to investigate the fatal shooting of McAtee by the LMPD and National Guard, adding that he wants footage from the incident to be released swiftly. He also called for complete transparency regarding the footage and the investigation.
Statement from Governor Andy Beshear: pic.twitter.com/MyHxcE3Ntn
— Governor Andy Beshear (@GovAndyBeshear) June 1, 2020
McAtee’s death doesn’t come long after George Floyd’s death during police custody.
Mitchell played basketball for the University of Louisville in 2015-16 and 2016-17.