VIPER Unit http://wfpl.org en Louisville Metro Police Officer Accused of Offering Help In Criminal Cases for Sex http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-metro-police-officer-accused-offering-help-criminal-cases-sex <p>A detective from a &nbsp;high-profile Louisville Metro Police unit was charged Monday with official misconduct for allegedly offering help with their court cases in exchange for sex and sexually explicit text messages, court records said.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:41:37 +0000 Joseph Lord 9147 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Metro Police Officer Accused of Offering Help In Criminal Cases for Sex Louisville Metro Police's VIPER Unit Commander and a Detective Are Under Investigation http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-metro-polices-viper-unit-commander-and-detective-are-under-investigation <p>The commander and a detective in a Louisville Metro Police unit focused on violent, repeat offenders are under investigation, police confirmed Thursday.</p><p>Lt. Johann "Kit"&nbsp;Steimle and Detective Carl Payne have been reassigned to administrative duties, said Alicia Smiley, a police spokeswoman.</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 11:48:22 +0000 Joseph Lord 8730 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Metro Police's VIPER Unit Commander and a Detective Are Under Investigation Louisville Metro Police: VIPER Unit Has Helped Reduce Violent Crime in First Year http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-metro-police-viper-unit-has-helped-reduce-violent-crime-first-year <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Louisville Metro Police's VIPER Unit has helped reduce violent crime in nine out of 10 areas they've targeted, and they've also helped with the confiscation of 270 illegal guns—half of which were in the hands of convicted felons, officials said.</p><p>Police officials updated the Louisville Metro Council's Public Safety Committee on Tuesday as the<a href="/post/lmpd-target-violent-crime-new-viper-unit"> VIPER UNIT approaches the one-year-anniversary of its creation.</a></p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 23:29:34 +0000 Joseph Lord 6449 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Metro Police: VIPER Unit Has Helped Reduce Violent Crime in First Year LMPD to Target Violent Crime With New VIPER Unit http://wfpl.org/post/lmpd-target-violent-crime-new-viper-unit <p>Violent crime statistics are on an uptick in Louisville in 2012, and Police Chief Steve Conrad recently announced the formation of a new unit to specifically tackle this growing problem.&nbsp; The VIPER unit will go after the worst offenders in the city and focus resources on known hot spots.</p> Sun, 02 Sep 2012 12:59:08 +0000 Brad Yost 1525 at http://wfpl.org LMPD to Target Violent Crime With New VIPER Unit