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LMPD officer's wife dead from flu, remembered as giving, loving mother

Lauren Adams - WLKY 32
PHOTO: LMPD officer's wife dead from flu, remembered as giving, loving mother

LMPD officer's wife dead from flu, remembered as giving, loving mother

Leda Ramey was the proud wife of an LMPD officer, a Girl Scout troop leader, and a loving mother to five young children.

Friend and fellow LMPD wife Tessa Priddy told WLKY, "Just everybody loved her. She was your best friend, instantly."

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Suspect killed in Thursday's shooting was shot by LMPD detective, Chief Conrad says

Darcy Costello - Courier~Journal
PHOTO: Suspect killed in Thursday's shooting was shot by LMPD detective, Chief Conrad says

Louisville Metro Police officials gave an update on the condition of the detective who was struck in the head with a bullet during a shooting that left another person dead Thursday afternoon in Buechel.

Louisville Metro Police detectives who stopped a truck Thursday as part of an ongoing narcotics investigation were greeted with gunfire that left one officer struck in the face and head.

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City audit finds host of problems causing Metro Corrections inmates to be improperly released

Jason Riley - WDRB 41
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A city audit found a host of problems causing Metro Corrections inmates to be improperly released from the jail, including communication issues with the court system, human errors and antiquated procedures.

The audit, requested by the Louisville Metro Council, was released on Wednesday and included several recommendations the jail has already agreed to implement.

Metro Corrections Director Mark Bolton said in a press release that he is assembling a team to work on the recommended improvements.

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Louisville man exchanged gunfire with off-duty LMPD officer

WDRB 41
PHOTO: Louisville man exchanged gunfire with off-duty LMPD officer

Police arrested a Louisville man authorities say is accused of exchanging gunfire with an off-duty LMPD officer.

Herschel Brown was arrested Monday in the 6000 block of West Pages Lane, near Terry Road.

According to a police report, the officer called 911 and said her neighbor had shot at her at an apartment complex where they both live.

Police say in the recorded call, the officer identified Brown as the person who had shot at her. Officials say the officer also claimed that Brown had been stalking her.

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LMPD cuts training time for new officers by 8 weeks

Katrina Helmer - WDRB 41
PHOTO: LMPD cuts training time for new officers by 8 weeks

The Louisville Metro Police Department has reduced the amount of probationary training for new officers before they are released on their own.

After a cadet graduates from the academy, he or she must complete a training phase with a veteran officer.

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Richard Dotson, former Louisville police chief, dies

Matthew Glowicki - Courier~Journal
PHOTO: Richard Dotson, former Louisville police chief, dies

The former head of the Louisville Division of Police in the 1980s has died.

Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad expressed his condolences to Dotson's family Wednesday evening in a Facebook post.

"During his eight years as Chief, he was admired and respected by many," Conrad wrote. "I have the fond memory of Chief Dotson presiding over my own promotion to sergeant, a moment which will long live in my mind. As assistant chief, I had the honor of sitting across from then-Captain Dotson as he represented the Fraternal Order of Police - as President - during collective bargaining negotiations."

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Female LMPD officer claims police, city ignored sexual harassment

Jason Riley - WDRB 41
PHOTO: Female LMPD officer claims police, city ignored sexual harassment

A Louisville Metro Police lieutenant has filed a lawsuit against the department and Metro Government, claiming she was sexually harassed by another officer and the department tried to cover it up.

The officer, who is not being named by WDRB News because she is an alleged victim of sexual harassment, filed the lawsuit in Jefferson Circuit Court on Tuesday through attorneys Thomas Clay and Pete Lay.

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Louisville reaches 100 homicides after man found shot in vacant home in Shelby Park

Thomas Novelly - Courier~Journal
PHOTO: Louisville reaches 100 homicides after man found shot in vacant home in Shelby Park

Louisville reached 100 criminal homicides Tuesday after a man was found shot in a vacant home in Shelby Park.

Officers were called to the 700 block of Camp Street around 4 p.m. Tuesday with reports of a man down inside a residence, according to a news release from Louisville Metro Police spokeswoman Alicia Smiley.

As of Wednesday morning, Louisville Metro Police Department has investigated 100 criminal homicides, according to a Courier Journal count.

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