Louisville Metro Police http://wfpl.org en Listen: 'Misidentified 4' Say They Have Lost Faith in Louisville Metro Police http://wfpl.org/post/listen-misidentified-4-say-they-have-lost-faith-louisville-metro-police <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When a Jefferson County </span><a href="/post/grand-jury-declines-indict-4-men-downtown-mob-violence-charges" style="line-height: 1.5;">grand jury declined to indict 20-year-old Craig Dean and his cousins</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> on felony robbery charges Tuesday, it was the end of a months-long &nbsp;nightmare.</span></p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 21:10:06 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9654 at http://wfpl.org Listen: 'Misidentified 4' Say They Have Lost Faith in Louisville Metro Police Photos: Louisville Metro Police Recruit Proposes to Girlfriend During Academy Graduation http://wfpl.org/post/photos-louisville-metro-police-recruit-proposes-girlfriend-during-academy-graduation <p>Cody Farmer had a big day.&nbsp;</p><p>On Friday, he became a Louisville Metro Police officer—<a href="/post/photos-louisville-metro-police-graduates-23-new-recruits">one of 23 recruits</a> to graduate the department's training academy.</p><p>He also proposed to his girlfriend,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Samantha Schmidt.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">She said yes.</span></p> Sun, 08 Jun 2014 12:26:06 +0000 Eleanor Hasken 9509 at http://wfpl.org Photos: Louisville Metro Police Recruit Proposes to Girlfriend During Academy Graduation Photos: Louisville Metro Police Graduates 23 New Recruits http://wfpl.org/post/photos-louisville-metro-police-graduates-23-new-recruits <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Louisville Metro Police's training academy on Friday graduated 23 new police officers and an Alcoholic Beverage Control officer.</span></p><p>During the ceremony at the Iroquois Amphitheater, Mayor Greg Fischer thanked Metro Council <a href="/post/louisville-metro-council-approves-mayor-greg-fischers-lge-fee">members &nbsp;for their vote in favor of the LG&amp;E fee. </a>The LG&amp;E fee, Fischer said, will allow for more officers and increased public safety in Louisville.</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 18:52:48 +0000 Eleanor Hasken 9508 at http://wfpl.org Photos: Louisville Metro Police Graduates 23 New Recruits Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Proposes LG&E Fee to Fund 'Significant' Public Safety Increase http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-mayor-greg-fischer-proposes-lge-fee-fund-significant-public-safety-increase <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is proposing a franchise fee on LG&amp;E that will be passed on to customers in his new budget, which would be used to strengthen the police force and expand youth development programs.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fischer is putting in $6.8 million in additional revenue for law enforcement agencies and preventative measures in this spending plan.</span></p> Thu, 22 May 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9407 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Proposes LG&E Fee to Fund 'Significant' Public Safety Increase Mayor Fischer is Interested in Toughening Louisville's Curfew Law, but Police Write Few Citations http://wfpl.org/post/mayor-fischer-interested-toughening-louisvilles-curfew-law-police-write-few-citations <p>One idea floated in the aftermath of the string of <a href="/post/how-did-so-much-violence-happen-saturday-downtown-louisville">violence by young people last month in downtown Louisville</a> is strengthening the city's curfew law.</p><p>At the moment, Louisville doesn't permit people 18 and younger from being out after 11 p.m. on weekdays and 1 a.m. on weekends (with several exceptions). The curfew ends on all days at 6 a.m.</p> Sun, 27 Apr 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Jacob Ryan & Joseph Lord 9222 at http://wfpl.org Mayor Fischer is Interested in Toughening Louisville's Curfew Law, but Police Write Few Citations 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 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 Should Louisville Police Buy Drones? http://wfpl.org/post/should-louisville-police-buy-drones <p>Louisville authorities unveiled on Friday an impressive new security camera system that shows what's happening in parts of the city in real-time, with the ability to zoom and pan. The purpose is to allow police to respond to problems practically as soon as they start.</p><p>But some Louisville Metro Council members want to take the efforts even further.</p><p>We're talking unmanned aircraft fitted with cameras.</p><p>Yes, drones.</p> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 9131 at http://wfpl.org Should Louisville Police Buy Drones? 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 Here's What Louisville Authorities Will See From The City's New Security Camera System http://wfpl.org/post/heres-what-louisville-authorities-will-see-citys-new-security-camera-system <p>At the end of last month, Louisville officials announced that the city would install dozens of new security cameras that would monitor Waterfront Park in real time. It was a <a href="/post/how-did-so-much-violence-happen-saturday-downtown-louisville">reaction to a string of violence on March 22 in downtown Louisville.</a></p><p>Those cameras are now operational.</p><p>Here's a glimpse of what they'll be able to see:</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 21:08:16 +0000 Joseph Lord 9126 at http://wfpl.org Here's What Louisville Authorities Will See From The City's New Security Camera System