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5:44 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Questions Remain in State Police Investigation as Louisville Police Settle Whistleblower Lawsuit

Louisville Metro Police officer Barron Morgan
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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.

The lawsuit—filed initially by one-time narcotics detective Barron Morgan and later joined by Lt. Richard Pearson—also alleged that the state police trooper who led that investigation lied under oath, tampered with evidence and intimidated a witness to maintain the questionable conviction.

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9:41 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Louisville Metro Police Officer Accused of Offering Help In Criminal Cases for Sex

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A detective from a  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.

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7:00 am
Sun April 13, 2014

Should Louisville Police Buy Drones?

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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.

But some Louisville Metro Council members want to take the efforts even further.

We're talking unmanned aircraft fitted with cameras.

Yes, drones.

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5:38 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Mayor Greg Fischer Asks People to Go Gun-Free at Thunder Over Louisville

Greg Fischer
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Mayor Greg Fischer is making a special request for the 600,000-plus expected Saturday on the waterfront for Thunder Over Louisville.

In the wake of youth violence last month 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.

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5:08 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Here's What Louisville Authorities Will See From The City's New Security Camera System

Louisville Metro Police Det. Brandon Lincoln discusses the city's new camera system.

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 reaction to a string of violence on March 22 in downtown Louisville.

Those cameras are now operational.

Here's a glimpse of what they'll be able to see:

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7:20 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Report: FBI Memo Outlines Situation Before Last Month's Violence in Downtown Louisville

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More arrests have been made from an outbreak of teenage violence that wreaked havoc on a Saturday night last month in downtown Louisville.

The recent arrests include two male juveniles.  One of which is a 15-year-old, the other is a 14-year-old.

Since they are both juveniles, their names were not released.  The 15-year-old will face charges of robbery and rioting.  The 14-year-old will face charges of robbery, rioting, burglary and possible additional charges, said Phil Russell, a spokesman for Louisville Metro Police.

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3:52 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Saturday's Thunder Over Louisville Will Have More Security 'Than Ever Before'

The 2012 Thunder Over Louisville
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Security at this year’s Thunder Over Louisville  will be boosted like never before.  

More than 1,100 police officers from Louisville Metro Police Department and several other agencies will be working at the aircraft and fireworks show.

"More than ever before," LMPD Chief Steve Conrad said Monday during a news conference.

Conrad is also asking parents to accompany their children to the event and report any missing children as soon as possible.

“Safety starts with proper parental supervision,” he said. 

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5:46 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Downtown Violence Leads To More Precise Louisville Crime Maps

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In another response to violence in downtown Louisville, Metro Government will now post more precise locations on the city's online crime map to include crimes at locations without physical addresses, such as parks.

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5:32 pm
Sun March 30, 2014

Teen Violence: Community Walk Across Big Four Bridge Draws Crowd, Criticism

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. 

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9:32 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Charges Dropped In TARC Stabbings; Downtown Louisville Violence Followed Vigil For Victims

Allen arguing with teenagers.
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A man charged with murdering a 14-year-old boy on a TARC bus has been released from jail.

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