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LMPD officer hit by vehicle; 2 arrested

Sarah Eisenmenger - WAVE 3
PHOTO: LMPD officer hit by vehicle; 2 arrested

A Louisville Metro Police Department officer who was backing up other officers was injured after being hit by a vehicle near Shawnee Park.

It happened August 1st in the 4600 block of West Broadway just before midnight, according to Dwight Mitchell, an LMPD spokesman.

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Man charged with murder of LMPD officer blames officer for fatal crash

Jason Riley - WDRB 41
PHOTO: Man charged with murder of LMPD officer blames officer for fatal crash

In a jail phone call after being charged with murder for crashing into and killing Louisville Metro Police Officer Nick Rodman during a chase in March, Wathaniel Woods said he had almost escaped when Rodman "pulled some hero s**t (and) crashed into me," according to court records.

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St. Matthews Police chief retires after 63-year career in law enforcement

Stephan Johnson - WDRB 41
PHOTO: St. Matthews Police chief retires after 63-year career in law enforcement

From chasing bad guys to delivering babies, the chief of the St. Matthews Police Department has done it all.

But this week, Chief Norm Mayer announced he is retiring after nearly 30 years as chief in St. Matthews and more than 60 in law enforcement.

"I had several presidents that I took charge of that came here," Mayer said. "Reagan was one of them."

From U.S. presidents to iconic religious figures, Mayer has been responsible for some pretty famous people.

"Mother Teresa, I was her escort," he said. "She was probably by far the best I've had."

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LMPD officer suspended for Facebook posts sues chief claiming free speech violation

Jason Riley - WDRB 41
PHOTO: LMPD officer suspended for Facebook posts sues chief claiming free speech violation

A Louisville Metro Police officer suspended 30 days and demoted for controversial Facebook posts he shared last year has filed a federal lawsuit against Chief Steve Conrad, claiming his First Amendment rights were violated.

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Chief Steve Conrad shakes up Louisville police leadership, dismisses council's criticism

Phillip M. Bailey - Courier~Journal
PHOTO: Chief Steve Conrad shakes up Louisville police leadership, dismisses council's criticism

Police Chief Steve Conrad announced Thursday a major shakeup of the Louisville Metro Police Department command structure, putting different leaders atop eight of the force's 16 divisions, and brushed off a call for his resignation by more than half of the Metro Council.

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LMPD chief defends changes to department, says he asked mayor for more officers

Travis Ragsdale - WDRB 41
PHOTO: LMPD chief defends changes to department, says he asked mayor for more officers

During a contentious meeting of a Louisville Metro Council committee Monday, LMPD Chief Steve Conrad was grilled with questions about the city's crime rate.

During the two-hour long special called meeting of the Public Safety Committee, both Democrat and Republican members of Metro Council expressed doubt about whether recent organizational changes to the police department had a positive effect on crime.

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

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PHOTO: 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.

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

Travis Ragsdale - WDRB 41
PHOTO: 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.

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