Burks Named Interim Police Chief

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer named Ishmon F. Burks as the interim Metro Police chief today. The 66-year-old retired army colonel is a Louisville native and currently works as an assistant professor and academic coordinator of criminal justice at Jefferson Community and Technical College. Burk is also a former Secretary of the Kentucky Justice Cabinet and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Police Chief White Leaving For Denver

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer says he’s begun the process of finding candidates to be the next chief of police. Current Chief Robert White has announced he’s leaving Louisville to become chief of the Denver Police Department. Fischer says he doesn’t want White to leave, but respects his decision. “The chief is a guy that likes […]

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 […]

White Awaiting Word On Atlanta Job

Louisville Metro Police Chief Robert White is still awaiting word on whether he’ll be hired as the next chief of the Atlanta Police Department. White is one of three finalists for the job. All of them took part in a town meeting in Atlanta two weeks ago as part of the application process. “I had […]

White Not Chosen For Dallas Chief's Job

Louisville Metro Police Chief Robert White was notified Wednesday that he was not chosen to be the next chief of the Dallas Police Department. The Dallas city manager announced that she’s hired Assistant Chief David Brown to fill the post. White was among six finalists for the job. He’s been pursuing job openings around the […]

White Among Finalists For Dallas Police Chief

By Rick Howlett Louisville Metro Police Chief Robert White is one of six finalists for the chief’s job at the Dallas Police Department. White is one of three people from outside the Dallas department under consideration along with police chiefs from San Jose, California and Austin, Texas. The three other finalists are assistants to Dallas […]