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Judge Grants Injunction In Police Take-Home Car Dispute

A Jefferson circuit judge has granted a temporary injunction blocking Metro Government from raising the monthly fees paid by police officers and other workers for their take-home cruisers. The injunction was requested by the Fraternal Order of Police, which contends the take-home car program is part of the union’s contract with the city and can’t… Continue reading Judge Grants Injunction In Police Take-Home Car Dispute

Navy Seals Raid Somalia Base, What’s Next in Post-Revolution Egypt, Stray Donkeys Tax Dallas Police, Kentucky Colonel Reflects on the Game: Today on Here and Now

1:06pm: Seal Team Six, the same team that killed Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan last year, raided a Somali pirate camp yesterday to rescue an American woman and Danish man being held hostage. Both are aid workers who’d been kidnapped by the pirates last October. Nine pirates were killed in a firefight during yesterday’s attack,… Continue reading Navy Seals Raid Somalia Base, What’s Next in Post-Revolution Egypt, Stray Donkeys Tax Dallas Police, Kentucky Colonel Reflects on the Game: Today on Here and Now

Police Chief Worries About New Law Aimed at Reducing Arrests

A new state law aimed at reducing misdemeanor arrests and easing jail populations will take effect Wednesday, but Louisville Metro Police Chief Robert White is concerned the change undermines police officers who are trying to keep the city safe. Under the law, officers must issue a citation rather than make an arrest for dozens of… Continue reading Police Chief Worries About New Law Aimed at Reducing Arrests

Deal Apparently Close In LMPD Take-Home Car Dispute

In 2008, then-Mayor Jerry Abramson ordered that officers be charged a monthly fee for the private use of their take-home cruisers, in order to help close a budget shortfall. The Fraternal Order of Police filed suit, claiming that the cars were part of its contract with the city and not subject to fees.

Police Car Dispute Could Continue Into The Next Administration

The dispute over take-home cars for Louisville police officers continues. Mayor Jerry Abramson’s office will appeal a Jefferson Circuit judge’s ruling that the city must negotiate any fees for police officers who use their cars off duty. And Abramson’s appeal may end up in the hands of the next mayor.