Steve Conrad http://wfpl.org en Louisville Metro Police's Racial Profiling Study Expected To Be Released This Summer http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-metro-polices-racial-profiling-study-expected-be-released-summer <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The results of a &nbsp;year-long study to determine whether Louisville Metro Police officers racially profile when making traffic stops should be available “later this summer,” police officials said on Wednesday.</span></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9643 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Metro Police's Racial Profiling Study Expected To Be Released This Summer Questions Remain in State Police Investigation as Louisville Police Settle Whistleblower Lawsuit http://wfpl.org/post/questions-remain-state-police-investigation-louisville-police-settle-whistleblower-lawsuit <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Louisville Metro Police Department has settled a whistleblower lawsuit from an officer who alleged he was retaliated against for helping a woman whose conviction followed a Kentucky State Police investigation that's been called into question.</span></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:44:52 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey & Jonathan Meador 9152 at http://wfpl.org Questions Remain in State Police Investigation as Louisville Police Settle Whistleblower Lawsuit Mayor Greg Fischer Asks People to Go Gun-Free at Thunder Over Louisville http://wfpl.org/post/mayor-greg-fischer-asks-people-go-gun-free-thunder-over-louisville <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mayor Greg Fischer is making a special request for the 600,000-plus expected Saturday on the waterfront for Thunder Over Louisville.</span></p><p>In the wake of <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/how-did-so-much-violence-happen-saturday-downtown-louisville">youth violence last month</a> in downtown Louisville, Fischer has requested that Thunder attendees leave guns at home in an effort to promote a safe environment at the fireworks and air show.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 21:38:30 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9129 at http://wfpl.org Mayor Greg Fischer Asks People to Go Gun-Free at Thunder Over Louisville Charges Dropped In TARC Stabbings; Downtown Louisville Violence Followed Vigil For Victims http://wfpl.org/post/charges-dropped-tarc-stabbings-downtown-louisville-violence-followed-vigil-victims <p>A man charged with murdering a 14-year-old boy on a TARC bus has been released from jail.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 01:32:28 +0000 Jacob Ryan 8983 at http://wfpl.org Charges Dropped In TARC Stabbings; Downtown Louisville Violence Followed Vigil For Victims How Did So Much Violence Happen Saturday in Downtown Louisville? http://wfpl.org/post/how-did-so-much-violence-happen-saturday-downtown-louisville <p>Louisville Metro Police are increasing their visibility downtown after a string of violent incidents Saturday night, but community activists say there are underlying issues that should also be addressed.</p><p>The series of events, via police, plays out like this:</p><p>A group of young people, perhaps 200, were gathered at Waterfront Park on Saturday evening. Some began assaulting and robbing a 13-year-old near the Big Four Bridge; when a bystander intervened, they assaulted and robbed him. Officers responded and broke up the gathering—and that's when the real mayhem began.</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 00:06:53 +0000 Joseph Lord 8961 at http://wfpl.org How Did So Much Violence Happen Saturday in Downtown Louisville? Map: Where Criminal Homicides Happened in Louisville in 2013 to Date http://wfpl.org/post/map-where-criminal-homicides-happened-louisville-2013-date <p>The data is preliminary, but overall crime has declined slightly (about .5 percent) in Louisville Metro Police's jurisdiction this year through November, compared to the same time period last year, Chief Steve Conrad said.</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 12:14:55 +0000 Joseph Lord 7868 at http://wfpl.org Map: Where Criminal Homicides Happened in Louisville in 2013 to Date Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad Discusses Racial Disparity in Marijuana Arrest http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-metro-police-chief-steve-conrad-discusses-racial-disparity-marijuana-arrest <p>Racial disparities in marijuana arrests have more to do with the neighborhoods where Louisville Metro Police focuses its attention than with race, Chief Steve Conrad says.</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 22:18:38 +0000 Joseph Lord 7873 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad Discusses Racial Disparity in Marijuana Arrest News Special at 1 p.m. Today: Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad http://wfpl.org/post/news-special-1-pm-today-louisville-metro-police-chief-steve-conrad <p>Statistics point to a <a href="/post/overall-crime-drops-louisville-homicides-and-aggrevated-assaults-rise-fbi-says">declining trend for crime in Metro Louisville,</a> but concerns about <a href="/post/louisville-violence-prevention-work-group-makes-recommendations">violence endure.</a></p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 17:29:48 +0000 Joseph Lord 7867 at http://wfpl.org News Special at 1 p.m. Today: Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad: 'We Have More Work To Do' Despite Crime Decrease http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-metro-police-chief-steve-conrad-we-have-more-work-do-despite-crime-decrease <p>Complex factors play into crime rates, but Louisville Metro Police&#39;s efforts in community engagement, &quot;intelligence-led&quot; policing and targeting repeat offenders are helping drive numbers downward, Chief Steve Conrad told WFPL on Tuesday.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&quot;We believe that the work of the men and women that are out there doing the job is important and their efforts do have an impact on crime, but there are so many other external factors that often are beyond our control,&quot; Conrad said.</span></p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 10:19:27 +0000 Joseph Lord 6872 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad: 'We Have More Work To Do' Despite Crime Decrease