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21-hour days and $320,000 of overtime highlight 'shocking' extra pay to 7 LMPD officers

Jason Riley - WDRB 41
PHOTO: 21-hour days and $320,000 of overtime highlight 'shocking' extra pay to 7 LMPD officers

Louisville Metro Police Officer Todd Roadhouse worked more than 200 hours during the first two weeks of January, including back-to-back 17-hour days.

He followed that with a 21-hour day, according to his time slips. In all, his workload during that time yielded about 120 hours of overtime.

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Louisville immigration law jeopardizes funding

Phillip M. Bailey - Courier~Journal
PHOTO: Louisville immigration law jeopardizes funding

The Trump administration is questioning whether Louisville is out of step with federal law after approving a measure that prohibits police and other city employees from enforcing immigration statutes - and implying the city could lose more than half a million dollars as a result.

Mayor Greg Fischer's office is pushing back against the threat, saying it is confident that the city remains in full compliance with federal law.

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Prosecutor tells judge LMPD did not push assault case against Metro Council President David Yates

Jason Riley - WDRB 41
PHOTO: Prosecutor tells judge LMPD did not push assault case against Metro Council President David Yates

A special prosecutor told a judge Wednesday that Louisville Metro Police did not push him to ask a grand jury to reconsider a felony assault charge against Metro Council President David Yates.

Nelson County Commonwealth's Attorney Terry Geoghegan told Jefferson Circuit Court Judge Audra Eckerle that he could "assure everyone" LMPD did not influence his decision to pursue the case against Yates.

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Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin releases plan he says will fix state pension system

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PHOTO: Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin releases plan he says will fix state pension system

On Wednesday morning, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin, flanked by top state legislators, outlined a 10-point plan he said will fix Kentucky's ailing pension system, fully funding state workers' pensions in 30 years.

Bevin says the plan is called "Keeping the Promise."

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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

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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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