Officer Shot in West Louisville, Two Taken to U of L Hospital

Two Louisville Metro police officers have been taken to University of Louisville Hospital following a shooting in west Louisville. The shooting happened near 18th Street and Nelligan Ave. One officer was grazed by a shot, the other was injured in the chase.  Mayor Greg Fischer has spoken with both injured officers. A spokesman says the injuries […]

UPDATE: Bomb Squad Called to Mayor’s Office

The Louisville Metro Police bomb squad has been called to investigate a suspicious package outside the mayor’s office. The package was found Friday morning and is located behind Metro Hall. Investigators have shut down all vehicle and foot traffic around the building and are keeping all personnel inside. Police spokesman Dwight Mitchell says suspicious items […]

First Forum On Chief Search Set For West Louisvillle

The first of three public forums on the search process for a Louisville police chief will be held tomorrow. Chief Robert White is leaving Louisville to become the next police chief of Denver, a job he’ll take over in about two weeks. The Denver City Council this week gave final approval to White’s contract. Louisville […]

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 […]

Fischer Determines Process for Hiring New Chief, Would Prefer Candidate Be Familiar With LMPD

The search for a new chief of the Louisville Metro Police Department will require two expert panels, 26 community meetings, outside help from a local institute and a written position paper. Mayor Greg Fischer outlined the search process today, adding that he would prefer the city’s next police chief be promoted from within the department […]

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 […]

Occupy Louisville Seeks Council Support

Protestors with Occupy Louisville are asking members of the Louisville Metro Council to issue a statment of public support for their movement. For a week and a half, dozens have assembled in Jefferson Square Park downtown to join a number of other local protests in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations in New York […]

Beshear Expands Membership of Law Enforcement Council

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear signed an executive order Monday expanding membership of the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council to add representatives from three of the state’s largest law enforcement training academies. The order adds officials from the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training, the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Division of Police and the Louisville Metro Police […]

RPK Marks 100 Days of Conway Criticism With Attack Ad

After hammering the point for 100 days, the Republican Party of Kentucky has released an online video attacking Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway that continues to question if he had any involvement in a drug investigation that focused on his younger brother. In April, Conway’s brother, Matt, stepped down as an assistant prosecutor in the […]

New First 48 Episode to Feature Louisville

After being the subject of a number of legal debates, the new season of A&E’s true-crime show “The First 48” will feature the Louisville Metro Police Department in an episode set to air June 30, but the city is not renewing its contract with the television series. The show has gained popularity for giving viewers […]