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Jeffersontown Police Department names new chief Jeffersontown Police Department - Louisville, Kentucky
  Tuesday, April 19th, 2016
WDRB 41 - Louisville, Kentucky WDRB 41
Jeffersontown Police Department names new chief

The Jeffersontown Police Department has named a new police chief.

Ken Hatmaker was named the chief Tuesday night.

Hatmaker previously served as an investigation commander, one of three majors in the department.

He was raised in the rural outskirts of Jeffersontown on a family farm before earning a Bachelor's degree from the University of Louisville.

He has over 16 years experience in law enforcement.

 
 
Changes were made behind police chief’s back Bardstown Police Department - Bardstown, Kentucky
  Sunday, April 17th, 2016
Kentucky Standard - Bardstown, Kentucky Kentucky Standard
Changes were made behind police chief’s back

Bardstown Police Chief Rick McCubbin was blindsided by Mayor John Royalty's recent decision to restructure the Police Department without consulting him.

In an April 4 email to Royalty that The Kentucky Standard obtained through an open records request, McCubbin said the restructuring took him completely by surprise.

He asked the mayor to reconsider his directive, which included the demotion of two officers and promotion of two others.

 
 
New KSP Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner sworn in at Capitol Kentucky State Police -  Kentucky
  Thursday, March 31st, 2016
Brandi Ratterman - WDRB 41 Brandi Ratterman WDRB 41 - Louisville, Kentucky WDRB 41
New KSP Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner sworn in at Capitol

The two new men in charge of Kentucky State Police are officially on the clock.

Commissioner Richard Sanders and Deputy Commissioner William Payne were sworn in during a private ceremony at the Capitol Wednesday.

Both appointments were recommended to Governor Matt Bevin by an eight-member search committee that included Justice Secretary Tilley, Rep. Robert Benvenuti (R-Lexington), two retired KSP officers, three current KSP officers and a community representative.

 
 
The State of Denver Public Safety: A Continuing Crisis in Failed Leadership Fraternal Order of Police
  Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016
 
The State of Denver Public Safety: A Continuing Crisis in Failed Leadership

Increasing violent crime, civil unrest and terror threats have made the safety of our communities the primary concern of many. Sadly Denver has not been immune from the trend of increasing crime. As reported recently by the media, all Denver neighborhoods witnessed an across the board increase in property and violent crime. Homicide in Denver is at a 10 year high.

Equally alarming are the attacks against law enforcement officers. The last three months have seen an unprecedented level of violence toward police officers with 14 Colorado Police Officers shot performing their duties. In a three day period in February we witnessed the third Denver Police Officer shot in 2016, a Mesa County Deputy murdered, and three Park County Deputies shot, one tragically being killed.

 
 
No pursuit deaths since LMPD policy change Louisville Metro Police Department - Louisville, Kentucky
  Sunday, March 13th, 2016
Jason Riley - WDRB 41 Jason Riley WDRB 41 - Louisville, Kentucky WDRB 41
No pursuit deaths since LMPD policy change

She was a day care worker and mother of three who died when a drug suspect being chased by Louisville police ran a stop sign and plowed into her vehicle on Oct. 23, 2012.

Stephanie Melson's death was the catalyst for newly arrived Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad to overhaul the department's pursuit policy to try and reduce the risk of collisions and fatalities from police chases.

 
 
St. Matthews police officer sues department over training injury Saint Matthews Police Department - Louisville, Kentucky
  Sunday, February 14th, 2016
Marcus Green - WDRB 41 Marcus Green WDRB 41 - Louisville, Kentucky WDRB 41
St. Matthews police officer sues department over training injury

A St. Matthews police officer has sued the small Jefferson County city and its police department, claiming he suffered a stroke and other complications after an improperly managed training exercise last year.

Robert Moster Jr., who has been a St. Matthews officer since 1991, alleges that city and police officials didn't follow the proper guidelines for a February 2015 session in which officers practiced using neck restraints, according to the lawsuit.

 
 
LMPD officer accused of giving 'false' testimony is cleared by department, but not judge Louisville Metro Police Department - Louisville, Kentucky
  Tuesday, January 26th, 2016
Jason Riley - WDRB 41 Jason Riley WDRB 41 - Louisville, Kentucky WDRB 41
LMPD officer accused of giving 'false' testimony is cleared by department, but not judge

A Louisville Metro Police internal investigation has cleared an officer who was accused by a judge of providing "false" testimony during a drunk driving case last year.

But at the same time, a higher judge has upheld District Court Judge Stephanie Burke's ruling, writing that her findings about Officer Jeff Eberenz were "accurate."

The rulings are the latest in a bizarre courthouse saga involving a sitting judge accusing a police officer of lying on the stand, an allegation that can ruin an officer's career.

 
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