Yvette Gentry http://wfpl.org en Louisville Teens Express Safety Concerns, 'Push Back' in Conversations About Downtown Violence http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-teens-express-safety-concerns-push-back-conversations-about-downtown-violence <p>Young residents who attended a pair of discussions&nbsp;&nbsp;Thursday in West Louisville to address a recent string of violence downtown expressed concerns about safety in their neighborhoods, but also questioned the usefulness of the city-sponsored talks.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 02:16:21 +0000 Jacob Ryan 8989 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Teens Express Safety Concerns, 'Push Back' in Conversations About Downtown Violence 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