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FBI memo on Louisville middle school gang Louisville Metro Police Department - Louisville, Kentucky
Video Included Thursday, April 10th, 2014
Courier~Journal - Louisville, Kentucky Courier~Journal
FBI memo on Louisville middle school gang

According to information provided to the FBI today, the group responsible for the "mob violence" in and around Waterfront Park this past weekend is a gang of middle school students known as YNO, which stands for "Young 'N Off That" ("off that" is slang for crazy or out of control). YNO may also refer to themselves as "Squad." YNO did not gather at Waterfront Park to memorialize Me'Quale Offutt, the boy who was killed on the TARC bus on 3/16, as was reported by the media. YNO members went to Waterfront Park to fight another local gang (believed to be TYS - Trill Young Savages) whose members had been "talking smack" about Offutt. TYS members apparently didn't show, which is when the "mob violence" ensued.

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FOP: "No evidence" of hiding crime reports at Waterfront Park River City Fraternal Order of Police - Louisville, Kentucky
  Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
Marcus Green - WDRB 41 Marcus Green WDRB 41 - Louisville, Kentucky WDRB 41
FOP: "No evidence" of hiding crime reports at Waterfront Park

There is "no evidence" that police leaders ordered officers to underreport incidents of crime at Waterfront Park or anywhere else, the head of the Louisville Fraternal Order of Police told Metro Council members.

Those rumors have swirled since an outburst of mob violence started at the park March 22, FOP President Dave Mutchler said during a Wednesday meeting of the council's public safety committee.

 
 
KSP dispatcher requested to save a life on day off Kentucky State Police -  Kentucky
  Sunday, April 6th, 2014
WAVE 3 - Louisville, Kentucky WAVE 3
KSP dispatcher requested to save a life on day off

Public safety dispatchers serve as an unseen, but vital link in keeping law enforcement officers and the public safe at all times of the day and night.

On the night of May 5, 2013 Miria Thomas, a Kentucky State Police Dispatcher in Madisonville received a text message at home from a fellow dispatcher saying they had a subject barricade himself in an abandoned apartment and was feeling homicidal and suicidal.

 
 
Mayor writes letter to citizens addressing downtown safety Louisville Metro Government - Louisville, Kentucky
  Sunday, April 6th, 2014
 
Mayor writes letter to citizens addressing downtown safety

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has addressed a letter to citizens in an effort to ease recent apprehensions over violence downtown.

The letter is dated for Monday April 7, 2014. It is divided into sections that each deal with a specific aspect of the city's plan to increase safety downtown and serve to reassure citizens.

In it, Mayor Fischer says the starting point for all conversation on this matter is that violence of any form will not be tolerated.

 
 
Jeffersonville man wanted officer to jump-start stolen vehicle Louisville Metro Police Department - Louisville, Kentucky
  Thursday, March 27th, 2014
WDRB 41 - Louisville, Kentucky WDRB 41
Jeffersonville man wanted officer to jump-start stolen vehicle

Louisville Metro Police have arrested a man who flagged down a police officer because he needed someone to jump-start a vehicle that turned out to be stolen.

It happened Wednesday just after 11:30 p.m., according to an arrest report. That's when police say they were flagged down by 24-year-old Wyatt E. Thompson in a dimly lit parking lot near the corner of 3rd St. and York St. because he needed a jump for his vehicle.

 
 
Teacher's fatal DUI case dismissed after LMPD officer's indictment Louisville Metro Police Department - Louisville, Kentucky
  Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
Stephan Johnson - WDRB 41 Stephan Johnson WDRB 41 - Louisville, Kentucky WDRB 41
Teacher's fatal DUI case dismissed after LMPD officer's indictment

The case of a Jefferson County teacher accused of killing a woman in a drunk driving crash will not see the inside of a courtroom for now.

The case against Christopher Purcell has been dismissed. It's one of dozens of criminal cases involving Officer Christopher Thurman.

Thurman, the lead investigator, was unavailable or willing to testify after he was indicted on charges of official misconduct and theft.

 
 
Man killed by deputies was sought in Tenn., Ohio for bank robberies Jefferson County Sheriff's Office - Louisville, Kentucky
  Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
Clair Galofaro - Courier~Journal Clair Galofaro Courier~Journal - Louisville, Kentucky Courier~Journal
Man killed by deputies was sought in Tenn., Ohio for bank robberies

A man shot and killed by two sheriff's deputies Tuesday morning was not the child support scofflaw they'd arrived to arrest.

Instead, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office had stumbled upon an alleged serial bank robber, wanted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for bank heists in two states.

A deputy went to the Bluegrass Mobile Home Park of Newburg Road just before 10 a.m. Tuesday with an arrest warrant for a man named Christopher Smolik. The warrant was issued by Trimble County on a charge of felony flagrant non-support.

 
 
District judge threatens sanctions against County Attorney Mike O'Connell's office Jefferson County Courts - Louisville, Kentucky
  Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
Jason Riley - WDRB 41 Jason Riley WDRB 41 - Louisville, Kentucky WDRB 41
District judge threatens sanctions against County Attorney Mike O'Connell's office

A Jefferson District Court judge who has clashed with County Attorney Mike O'Connell before has now threatened to sanction prosecutors who file motions in her court asking to force defense attorneys to make any requests to suppress evidence at least 30 days before trial.

The County Attorney's office has filed a petition in Jefferson Circuit Court asking a judge to prohibit District Judge Stephanie Pearce Burke from punishing prosecutors who file the motion. A hearing date has not yet been set.

 
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