“The smells are horrendous,” Louisville Attorney Chauncey Hiestand said Thursday. “Water leaks. Urine leaks,” he continued. “One person described the black mold as so bad it looked like a tree was coming out of the wall.”

Toxic mold at the Louisville Metro Police Department Headquarters is causing police officers, employees and inmates to suffer from headaches, breathing problems and other more serious health concerns, according to Wave3 News.

Thus far, approximately 400 people have complained in the last two weeks and some people have said their doctors attribute their illnesses being related it to the black mold that is growing in the building.

Wave3 News reported, “Pictures show trash cans spread throughout hallways to catch leaking dirty water, tiles missing from the ceiling and pipes that are falling apart.

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