Louisville Metro Police http://wfpl.org en 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 Report: FBI Memo Outlines Situation Before Last Month's Violence in Downtown Louisville http://wfpl.org/post/report-fbi-memo-outlines-situation-last-months-violence-downtown-louisville <p>More arrests have been made from an outbreak of teenage violence that wreaked havoc on a Saturday night last month&nbsp;in downtown Louisville.</p><p>The recent arrests include two male juveniles.&nbsp; One of which is a 15-year-old, the other is a 14-year-old.</p><p>Since they are both juveniles, their names were not released.&nbsp; The 15-year-old will face charges of robbery and rioting.&nbsp; The 14-year-old will face charges of robbery, rioting, burglary and possible additional charges, said Phil Russell, a spokesman for Louisville Metro&nbsp;Police.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 23:20:34 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9104 at http://wfpl.org Report: FBI Memo Outlines Situation Before Last Month's Violence in Downtown Louisville Saturday's Thunder Over Louisville Will Have More Security 'Than Ever Before' http://wfpl.org/post/saturdays-thunder-over-louisville-will-have-more-security-ever <p>Security at this year’s <a href="http://thunderoverlouisville.org/">Thunder Over Louisville</a> &nbsp;will be boosted like never before. &nbsp;</p><p>More than 1,100 police officers from Louisville Metro Police Department and several other agencies will be working at the aircraft and fireworks show.</p><p>"More than ever before," LMPD&nbsp;Chief Steve Conrad said Monday during a news conference.</p><p>Conrad is also asking parents to accompany their children to the event and report any missing children as soon as possible.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 19:52:57 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9082 at http://wfpl.org Saturday's Thunder Over Louisville Will Have More Security 'Than Ever Before' Downtown Violence Leads To More Precise Louisville Crime Maps http://wfpl.org/post/downtown-violence-leads-more-precise-louisville-crime-maps <p>In another response to <a href="http://wfpl.org/term/downtown-violence">violence in downtown Louisville</a>, Metro Government will now post more precise locations on <a href="http://www.louisvilleky.gov/metropolice/crimemaps">the city's online crime map</a> to include crimes at locations without physical addresses, such as parks.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 21:46:10 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9049 at http://wfpl.org Downtown Violence Leads To More Precise Louisville Crime Maps Teen Violence: Community Walk Across Big Four Bridge Draws Crowd, Criticism http://wfpl.org/post/teen-violence-community-walk-across-big-four-bridge-draws-crowd-criticism <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the latest response to last week's downtown teen violence, nearly 200 people joined Mayor Greg Fischer for a walk across the Big Four Bridge Sunday afternoon, but while the event attracted a crowd, it also attracted critics, who question whether it will help solve the problems that inspired it.&nbsp;</span></p> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 21:32:01 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9014 at http://wfpl.org Teen Violence: Community Walk Across Big Four Bridge Draws Crowd, Criticism 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