Johann Steimle

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6:48 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Louisville Metro Police's VIPER Unit Commander and a Detective Are Under Investigation

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The commander and a detective in a Louisville Metro Police unit focused on violent, repeat offenders are under investigation, police confirmed Thursday.

Lt. Johann "Kit" Steimle and Detective Carl Payne have been reassigned to administrative duties, said Alicia Smiley, a police spokeswoman.

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7:29 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Louisville Metro Police: VIPER Unit Has Helped Reduce Violent Crime in First Year

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  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.

Police officials updated the Louisville Metro Council's Public Safety Committee on Tuesday as the VIPER UNIT approaches the one-year-anniversary of its creation.

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