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Police to Vote on Take Home Car Settlement

Last week, the FOP website reported that the city had tentatively agreed to drop fees on officers who use their cars off duty and to repay the officers for the fees that have been collected since they were first imposed in 2008.

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City, Police Await Decision On Take Home Cars

Louisville Metro Government and the Fraternal Order of Police are awaiting a ruling from the Kentucky Labor Cabinet in their dispute over fees charged by the city for the use of take home cars.

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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Agreement Ends Take-Home Car Dispute

Fees on take-home cruisers were imposed by previous Mayor Jerry Abramson to help offset a revenue shortfall, but were challenged in court by the police union, which contended they were a violation of its contract with Metro Government.

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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.

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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.

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City Undecided On Appeal In Take-Home Car Case

Louisville Metro Government has been handed another legal defeat in its attempts to collect fees on take-home police cars. On Wednesday, a Jefferson Circuit judge upheld a state Labor Cabinet decision in favor of the police officers, and blocking the city from collecting the fees.

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Appointments, Power And Personality At Stake In Mayoral Race

Jerry Abramson is the only person to hold the job of Louisville Mayor since the 2003 city/county merger. He championed and helped shape the merger and his two terms in the expanded office have set the early benchmarks for how Metro Government is run.