Fischer Condemns Shootings, Will Meet With West End Leaders

Promising to meet with community leaders, Mayor Greg Fischer denounced a brazen shooting spree in west Louisville that left three dead and three others injured. The first incident happened Thursday afternoon after four people were shot at 32nd and Kentucky streets. Among the victims were Craig Bland Jr., 22, and Tyson Mimms, 24, who both […]

LMPD Chief Challenges Residents to ‘Do Their Part’ Combating Crime

Louisville Police Chief Steve Conrad told the Metro Council’s Public Safety Committee on Thursday his goal is to make the city the safest in America, but budget constraints mean residents must do their part to make neighborhoods safer. The chief has met with several community groups and local leaders since being sworn-in earlier this month […]

James Requests Conrad Testify Before Public Safety Panel

Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad is now official on the job, and a city lawmaker wants the new chief to testify before the Metro Council’s Public Safety committee. Conrad was sworn-in on Monday by Mayor Greg Fischer as only the second person to serve as chief since the city and county governments merged. He […]

Conrad Sets High Goals for LMPD

Mayor Greg Fischer has named Steve Conrad the new chief of police and the Louisville native’s top goal is to make the city the safest in the country. For two years Conrad served as an assistant chief in Metro Government before leaving in 2005 to takeover the police department in Glendale, Arizona. The Louisville native […]

Public Safety Panel Puts Tighter Control on Constables

The Louisville Metro Council’s Public Safety Committee vote unanimously to put tighter restrictions on constables. The move came after Jefferson County Constable David Whitlock shot an accused shoplifter in the arm and face. Questions have been raised about Whitlock’s use of force and his decision to deputize staff, which former Mayor Jerry Abramson did not […]

Council Members to Host Police Chief Forum

The African-American members of the Louisville Metro Council are holding a forum for constituents to voice their concerns and priorities as the city begins its search for a new police chief. Last month, Chief Robert White announced he was leaving to become chief of the Denver Police Department. White was the first black chief in […]

James Launches First Annual ‘Light Up California’ Event

Seeking to bring a west Louisville neighborhood together, Councilman David James, D-6, is launching the first ever “Light Up California” event. Similar to Light Up Louisville, the event will include live musical performances by the choir of First Gethsemane Baptist Church and the River City Drum Corps. The festivities will also include James welcoming a […]

Council Meets With Chief Over Constable Shooting

The Louisville Metro Council is discussing ways to restrict the power currently held by local constables after a controversial shooting raised questions about the positions usefulness. Three council members met with Chief Robert White Thursday to talk about the recent use of force by Jefferson County Constable David Whitlock, who was first elected to the […]

Chief White Addresses Departure, Legacy

Louisville Metro Police Chief Robert White insists there are several qualified candidates within the department who could replace him, but Mayor Greg Fischer will make the ultimate decision. Last Friday, the mayor’s office announced White was stepping down as the first chief in Metro Government history to become the chief of police in Denver. White […]

James, Miller Joust Over Union Contracts And Financial Disclosure (AUDIO)

The Louisville Metro Council is set to debate an ordinance Thursday that would exempt union contracts from the city’s financial disclosure law and has divided lawmakers along partisan lines. Last week, the council budget committee passed the legislation that would let Mayor Greg Fischer’s administration avoid submitting a financial impact statement for negotiated agreements between […]