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Officers shoot, kill armed suspect after assault call in Okolona

Thomas Novelly - Courier~Journal
PHOTO: Officers shoot, kill armed suspect after assault call in Okolona

Two officers shot and killed a man late Sunday night while responding to an assault in the Okolona neighborhood.

Around 9 p.m. Louisville Metro Police responded to the call of an assault in progress and shots fired in the 3200 block of Fern Valley Road, at the Industrial Park building, Police Chief Steve Conrad said.

As officers investigated the building, roughly an hour later, two officers made contact with an armed suspect when the shootout occurred.

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Metro Council's Angela Leet announces run for Louisville mayor

Stephan Johnson - WDRB 41
PHOTO: Metro Council's Angela Leet announces run for Louisville mayor

Metro Councilwoman Angela Leet plans to run for Louisville mayor in 2018.

The District 7 Republican released a video statement Tuesday saying she intends to run for mayor. Democratic incumbent Greg Fischer said in March that he would see a third term.

On the video, she tells supporters that Louisville needs to change its priorities to focus on tough issues with education, drugs, gangs and violent crime.

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New LMPD policy: No working with immigration officials to enforce federal laws

Darcy Costello - Courier~Journal
PHOTO: New LMPD policy: No working with immigration officials to enforce federal laws

Louisville Metro Police officers will not respond to requests to assist U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers in enforcing federal laws under a new policy for the department outlined Friday.

Officers will be dispatched for assistance only when there is a criminal warrant, when a crime has occurred or when there is an emergency situation, according to a news release sent from Mayor Greg Fischer's office.

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LMPD Asst. Chief named Bardstown Police Chief

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PHOTO: LMPD Asst. Chief named Bardstown Police Chief

For the fourth time in the past year, the City of Bardstown has a new police chief.

A city council member spoke with WHAS11 News Tuesday confirming the council's appointment of Kim Kraeszig to the position.

Kraezsig previously served as an assistant chief for Louisville Metro Police after beginning her career in 1994 with the then Louisville Division of Police.

Kraeszig replaces Chief Steve Urum who was removed from his position in July after the city's mayor said leadership changes were necessary.

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Police say passerby may have saved life of LMPD officer attacked by homeless man

WDRB 41
PHOTO: Police say passerby may have saved life of LMPD officer attacked by homeless man

A Louisville man is charged with attempted murder after police say he tried to kill an LMPD officer.

According to an arrest report, it happened Wednesday around 7:30 p.m. in the 700 block of Magazine Street in downtown Louisville.

Police say that's where an LMPD officer was attempting to make contact with Jamal Nicholls, who was suspected of assaulting someone earlier in the day. As the female officer approached Nicholls, he was "pacing and making threats to blow everyone up."

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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.

"He could've killed me," Woods said on April 5 to an unnamed female in one of five recorded jail phone calls released in his murder case last week. "I almost died too."

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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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