WLKY | Updated: 10:50 AM EST Dec 21, 2018

By Deni Kamper

The president of a local police union is unhappy with a statement made by the Louisville Urban League regarding the issue of police violence.

The Urban League released the statement on Wednesday and held a press conference. The statement condemned the actions of officers during an arrest that was caught on video earlier in the month. It also claimed that minorities are more often treated poorly by Louisville police officers.

Nicolai Jilek, the president of the Fraternal Order of Police River City Lodge #614, said he thought the statement was irresponsible and does not help bridge the gap between law enforcement and the community.

“I welcome, at any time, to have a conversation about public policy to find out where we can improve things, how we can make things safer for everybody involved because I would like to say, you know, we’re all in this together,” Jilek said.

The controversial arrest that prompted the statement from the Urban League is still under investigation.