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

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… Continue reading James Requests Conrad Testify Before Public Safety Panel

Five Arrested at Occupy Louisville Protest at Chase Bank

Five members of Occupy Louisville were arrested during a protest outside of Chase Bank in the Highlands today. Louisville Metro Police spokesman Dwight Mitchell says officers were called to the bank this afternoon in response to a complaint that some of the demonstrators were blocking the entrance. All five of those arrested are charged with… Continue reading Five Arrested at Occupy Louisville Protest at Chase Bank

Injured LMPD Officers Recovering; Shooting Investigation Continues

Two Louisville Metro Police officers are recovering from injuries suffered during a shooting incident yesterday. One officer was admitted to the hospital after his face was grazed by a bullet; a second officer was treated for cuts from shattered glass. LMPD says a man opened fire on the officers as they stopped his van at… Continue reading Injured LMPD Officers Recovering; Shooting Investigation Continues

Police Chief Selection Forum Set For South Louisville

A second forum for public input on the selection process for Louisville’s next police chief will be held tomorrow evening. It follows a public forum last week in west Louisville. The next meeting is at 6:00pm at the South Louisville Community Center on Taylor Boulevard. Mayor Greg Fischer is launching a search for a successor… Continue reading Police Chief Selection Forum Set For South Louisville

Jury Rules in Favor of City in SWAT Case

Four years ago, Sharon Ramage was ironing clothes when she heard an explosion outside of her house. Shortly after, the then 57-year-old grandmother was tackled by men who had stormed into her home. The Louisville Metro Police department’s SWAT team detonated a flashbang and broke in through the front and back door. The paramilitary unit… Continue reading Jury Rules in Favor of City in SWAT Case

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.

LMPD Participating In 'National Night Out'

All eight LMPD divisions will have various activities and provide crime prevention tips Tuesday evening, generally from 5:00-8:00. National Night Out, now in its 27th year, is a partnership involving citizens, neighborhood organizations and police to encourage participation in anti-crime programs and drug prevention awareness.

White Not Chosen For Atlanta Chief's Post

Louisville Metro Police Chief Robert White has been passed over for the chief’s job in Atlanta. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports today that the job will go to Interim Chief George Turner, a 28 year veteran of the department. White was one of three finalists for the job. His future in Louisville is uncertain since the… Continue reading White Not Chosen For Atlanta Chief's Post