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Man shot and killed by police in Parkland neighborhood

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PHOTO: Man shot and killed by police in Parkland neighborhood

Louisville Metro Police shot and killed a man who pointed a gun at officers.

The shooting happened near Greenwood Avenue and South 26th street around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night.

LMPD Chief Steve Conrad says officers were dispatched to the area on a domestic trouble call.

Chief Conrad said when officers got there, a man pointed a gun at officers.

Two officers fired their weapons and shot the man.

He was taken to University Hospital where he died.

Two other people were taken to the hospital as well, according to Conrad.

He said they had injuries from the domestic situation police were called to.

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OPINION: JCPS is right to remove police officers from schools

Quintez Brown - Courier~Journal
PHOTO: OPINION: JCPS is right to remove police officers from schools

The Jefferson County school board made the right decision.

Police do not belong in schools.

In a society in which backpacks are bulletproof, schools resemble prisons, black children are seen as violent and disruptive, and mental illness carries a violent stigma, removing the good guys with guns may seem shocking.

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Citing budget cuts, LMPD will no longer provide crossing guards to some Louisville schools

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PHOTO: Citing budget cuts, LMPD will no longer provide crossing guards to some Louisville schools

Louisville Metro Police will no longer provide crossing guards for 12 Jefferson County public and private Catholic schools located in other police jurisdictions.

In a release Wednesday evening, the department cited "budget cuts and the changes in staffing that will require" as the reasons for the change, which will allow the 25 crossing guards that usually worked at the schools to staff schools within LMPD's jurisdiction.

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Louisville passes ordinance telling police not to prioritize marijuana possession

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PHOTO: Louisville passes ordinance telling police not to prioritize marijuana possession

The Louisville Metro Council has passed an ordinance that tells police officers not to prioritize marijuana possession.

Filed in May by four Democrats on the Metro Council, the ordinance will create a new city code making "investigation, citations, and arrests" relating to adult possession of a "small amount of marijuana" the lowest law enforcement priority.

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New LMPD traffic stop policy seeks to improve 'perception of bias'

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PHOTO: New LMPD traffic stop policy seeks to improve 'perception of bias'

Hoping to curb the "potential perception of bias," Louisville Police Chief Steve Conrad has ordered new policies for traffic stops that raise the threshold for pulling over drivers and add rules on removing people from vehicles and handcuffing citizens.

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Louisville could lose major public safety necessities under Fischer's budget cuts

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PHOTO: Louisville could lose major public safety necessities under Fischer's budget cuts

Mayor Greg Fischer's proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year will include steep cuts to public safety, but the cuts will not be as severe as what Fischer hinted at earlier this year.

The proposed fiscal year 2020 budget unveiled by Fischer on Thursday calls for about $9.6 million in cuts to public safety and the elimination of 81 public safety positions.

That's a decrease from the nearly $16 million in public safety cuts and 278 eliminated positions that Fischer suggested may be necessary in February.

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Body camera video shows moments before police fire at Okolona shooting suspect

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PHOTO: Body camera video shows moments before police fire at Okolona shooting suspect

It was a scary situation Tuesday that played out at an Okolona apartment complex on Gills Court.

"Before I can even make it to the front of the building to get out of the door, my mother comes out and tells me that it has been my step-brother who has been shot," Corey Edlin explained.

Edlin says his step-brother had just arrived back at the Spring Manor complex when he was approached by a man, identified as 33-year-old Terry Davis Jr., in the parking lot. Edlin says that man, who was living there with his mother, shot his relative who he had no prior runs in with.

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Metro Council votes down plan for tax increases, must now go through budget to find millions to cut

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PHOTO: Metro Council votes down plan for tax increases, must now go through budget to find millions to cut

After weeks of debate, the Louisville Metro Council voted against a plan designed to fix the city's $65 million budget shortfall.

The plan presented to the council Thursday combined budget cuts with new tax revenue in the form of raised insurance premiums.

It failed, with 15 members voting against it and only 11 voting for it.

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