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Police union takes on councilwoman over column River City Fraternal Order of Police - Louisville, Kentucky
  Thursday, August 21st, 2014
Dave Mutchler Dave Mutchler
Police union takes on councilwoman over column

It has been some time since I've read a correspondence from an elected official that casts such a generalization and stereotype on a group of people in our community. Worse yet, the recent opinion piece by Louisville Metro Council member Attica Scott categorizes this group as licensed killers who should be distrusted and treated with malice.

The group Councilwoman Scott is referring to, of course, is police officers. Just because a person is unarmed does not necessary mean that person is not a threat to a police officer or citizen or that the use of deadly force against that person isn't justified. If you will remember, Vincent Stopher was "unarmed" before he murdered Deputy Gregory Hans. I challenge the councilwoman to produce statistics that show the number of times anyone (black, white, young or old) has been pulled over "for no reason" in Louisville and unjustifiably shot and killed by a police officer.

 
 
Iím a cop. If you donít want to get hurt, donít challenge me. Opinions & Commentary
  Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
Sunil Dutta Sunil Dutta
Iím a cop. If you donít want to get hurt, donít challenge me.

A teenager is fatally shot by a police officer; the police are accused of being bloodthirsty, trigger-happy murderers; riots erupt. This, we are led to believe, is the way of things in America.

It is also a terrible calumny; cops are not murderers. No officer goes out in the field wishing to shoot anyone, armed or unarmed. And while they're unlikely to defend it quite as loudly during a time of national angst like this one, people who work in law enforcement know they are legally vested with the authority to detain suspects - an authority that must sometimes be enforced. Regardless of what happened with Mike Brown, in the overwhelming majority of cases it is not the cops, but the people they stop, who can prevent detentions from turning into tragedies.

 
 
Threats based on movie taken seriously by police Louisville Metro Police Department - Louisville, Kentucky
  Thursday, August 14th, 2014
Connie Leonard - WAVE 3 Connie Leonard WAVE 3 - Louisville, Kentucky WAVE 3
Threats based on movie taken seriously by police

Is it a joke or a real threat? That's what Metro police are trying to find out after threats of random violence for the weekend are being made on social media mimicking a summer movie.

The film titled "The Purge" and it's sequel "The Purge: Anarchy" are thrillers that encourage random violence in a 12 hour period, once a year.

While what is being threatened in Louisville could be a prank, police met about and are looking into the threats and they say they are prepared.

 
 
UofL worker shot in robbery near NuLu Louisville Metro Police Department - Louisville, Kentucky
  Monday, July 28th, 2014
Michael McKay - Courier~Journal Michael McKay Courier~Journal - Louisville, Kentucky Courier~Journal
UofL worker shot in robbery near NuLu

Louisville Metro Police were investigating a shooting east of downtown near the popular NuLu neighborhood Monday morning that injured two men, including an information technology worker at the University of Louisville.

The 8:30 a.m. shooting occurred during a robbery near Jackson and Liberty streets at the Marshall Court apartments across from St. Boniface Catholic Church, said LMPD spokesman Dwight Mitchell. Both men were armed and shot each other, he said. Both were taken to University of Louisville Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

 
 
Jeffersontown Police chief talks about Tuesdayís police chase Jeffersontown Police Department - Louisville, Kentucky
  Friday, July 25th, 2014
WHAS 11 - Louisville, Kentucky WHAS 11
Jeffersontown Police chief talks about Tuesdayís police chase

The day after a 58 minute car chase wrecked six police cars and spanned from Jeffersontown all the way to Pleasure Ridge Park, Jeffersontown Police Chief Rick Sanders has had a chance to breathe and look back on how fortunate it is that no one was hurt.

"Also realize there is a lot of luck involved with this," he said with a smile. "I thank God was on our side and I'm glad he was because nobody was injured."

 
 
IMPD officer dies after alley gun battle Indianapolis Metro Police Department - Indianapolis, Indiana
  Sunday, July 6th, 2014
John Tuohy - The Indianapolis Star John Tuohy The Indianapolis Star - Indianapolis, Indiana The Indianapolis Star
UPDATED: Sunday, July 6th, 2014 @ 11:43AM
IMPD officer dies after alley gun battle

An Indianapolis Metropolitan Police officer died after a gunfight Saturday night in an alley on the city's east side.

Officer Perry Renn, a 22-year veteran, was pronounced dead at Eskenazi Hospital.

"Yes, an officer was attacked tonight, but the city of Indianapolis was attacked tonight," Public Safety Director Troy Riggs told reporters outside the hospital.

 
 
Former officer fought to end disability and return to work Louisville Metro Police Department - Louisville, Kentucky
  Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
WDRB 41 - Louisville, Kentucky WDRB 41
Former officer fought to end disability and return to work

We've all heard of people fighting to get on disability, but not off of it.

A former Metro police officer, who lost his leg, fought to end his benefits. "I was hired in 1989, road Dixie Highway on 3rd shift and then in 1996 I went to the K-9 Unit," said Kevin Huber, Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputy.

After nearly 20 years as a local police officer, Kevin Huber was forced to retire because of several failed knee replacements.

 
 
Group alleges LMPD racially profiled teens, calls for more oversight Louisville Metro Police Department - Louisville, Kentucky
  Friday, June 27th, 2014
Scott Adkins - WAVE 3 Scott Adkins WAVE 3 - Louisville, Kentucky WAVE 3
Group alleges LMPD racially profiled teens, calls for more oversight

A group is calling for more oversight over Louisville Metro police after a grand jury decided there wasn't enough evidence to prosecute four young men after a night of teen violence.

The Kentucky Alliance Against Racist and Political Oppression wants an elected group of citizens controlling Louisville Metro Police Department.

Kathleen Parks, chair of the Kentucky Alliance, is proposing a Civilian Police Accountability Council.

 
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