Last week, Mayor Greg Fischer ordered Occupy demonstrators to abandon their downtown encampment by April 13. Since last fall, dozens of activists have occupied a tent city and used a small park as a center of operations.
During a live interview, Conrad told WFPL if protesters refuse to leave then police are prepared to deal with the situation.
“We have developed a number of different contingency plans. I’ve read the same comments that we all have in the paper of plans of the people who are camping there now without a permit. Some have indicated an interest in moving and some have interest in being arrested. We’re going to be in a position to deal with whatever might come along,” he says.
For the full interview with the chief, including his thoughts about gang activity in Louisville, listen below.