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Louisville Metro Council members frustrated with lack of answers from LMPD about hiring officers

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Louisville Metro Council members frustrated with lack of answers from LMPD about hiring officers

Are more police officers the answer to tackling the city's violence? Some Louisville Metro Council members say they want to hire 100 of them, but are frustrated with the police department's lack of answers.

Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad admitted that he needs more police officers Wednesday afternoon, but wouldn't tell council members how many.

At Metro Council's Public Safety Committee meeting, Conrad fielded questions about a resolution to put aside money to hire 100 new police officers, which could cost around $9 million.

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LMPD officer Nick Rodman dies after fiery crash Tuesday night in west Louisville

Travis Ragsdale - WDRB 41
LMPD officer Nick Rodman dies after fiery crash Tuesday night in west Louisville

A Louisville Metro Police officer who was in critical condition after a fiery crash in west Louisville on Tuesday night has died.

Mayor Greg Fischer and LMPD Chief Steve Conrad said in a joint news conference at University Hospital that the officer, Nick Rodman, died at 3:40 p.m. Wednesday after suffering a severe head injury.

Rodman, who had been with the department for more than three years, was pursuing a suspect around 8 p.m. Tuesday when his cruiser was hit near 26th and Duncan Streets. His cruiser was heavily damaged and caught fire. He had to be extricated from the wreckage before being rushed to University Hospital.

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LMPD officer in critical condition following fiery crash in west Louisville

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LMPD officer in critical condition following fiery crash in west Louisville

A Louisville Metro Police officer is in critical condition following a fiery crash in west Louisville.

The officer was pursuing a suspect about 8 p.m. on Tuesday, when his cruiser was hit near 26th and Duncan Streets. The officer's cruiser was heavily damaged and caught fire. He had to be extricated from the wreckage before being rushed to University Hospital.

Details on what started the pursuit have not been released, and there is no word on the condition of other people involved in the violent crash. But at least one other person was taken by ambulance from the scene.

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Hardin County murder may be connected to deadly officer-involved shooting in Anchorage

Lauren Adams - WLKY 32
Hardin County murder may be connected to deadly officer-involved shooting in Anchorage

An officer-involved shooting in Anchorage left two people dead, and police in Hardin County are investigating a murder they believe is connected.

The shooting happened just before 7 p.m. Tuesday in a field in the 1500 block of Ridge Road in Anchorage.

Before the shooting, a man who lives nearby noticed a car he didn't recognize and called police.

Louisville Metro police who are assisting with the investigation could not say if those people were armed but said that two Anchorage officers fired shots and those two people were killed outside the vehicle.

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James: Use of alternate ID to enter gay-friendly spa doesn't matter

Phillip M. Bailey - Courier~Journal
James: Use of alternate ID to enter gay-friendly spa doesn't matter

Louisville Metro Councilman David James says he entered a gay-friendly health spa that he alleges is a "sex club" by using an ID he found on the sidewalk.

"I didn't want to use my name because I thought somebody might recognize my name and wouldn't let me in to see what was going on," said James, D-6th District, who is opposing expansion plans by the owners of Vapor Spa in Smoketown.

To enter the spa, which promotes itself as a health and fitness center for gay men, a person must be at least 18 years old and present legal identification. Pressed on the name on the identification card, James said he couldn't remember. "I don't even have the ID anymore," he said.

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Man who was shot by LMPD identified, in critical condition

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Man who was shot by LMPD identified, in critical condition

The name of the man who was shot by police has been released.

Bruce Warrick, 38, was shot inside an abandoned home in the 2600 block of Magazine Street in the Russell neighborhood Wednesday morning.

He's currently in critical condition at University Hospital.

LMPD Chief Steve Conrad said an officer responded to a report of a man doing drugs next to an abandoned home in the 2600 block of Magazine Street around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.

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Bullitt County Sheriff Dave Greenwell to resign

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Bullitt County Sheriff Dave Greenwell to resign

Bullitt County Sheriff Dave Greenwell plans to resign February 28, according to a Facebook post from his department on Friday.

In his handwritten resignation letter, Greenwell says his last day will be Tuesday and he's retiring Wednesday. He signed the letter, "P.S. Jesus knows!"

Greenwell, who has been in office since January 2011, has health issues and is facing allegations of misconduct by his former second-in-command and a lead detective. He did not respond to several requests for comment from WDRB News.

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