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Chief deputy of Jefferson Co Sheriff's Office found dead Jefferson County Sheriff's Office - Louisville, Kentucky
  Monday, October 20th, 2014
WAVE 3 - Louisville, Kentucky WAVE 3
Chief deputy of Jefferson Co Sheriff's Office found dead

The body of the Chief Deputy of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office was found in Barren County.

Chief Deputy Col. Mike Hettich was found dead at Barren River State Park Lodge on Monday, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Lt. Col. Carl Yates confirmed.

Hettich, a 33-year veteran of the department, was in Barren County attending a 40 hour law enforcement command training class.

 
 
LMPD officer upgrades milk crate to basketball goal for neighborhood kids Louisville Metro Police Department - Louisville, Kentucky
  Monday, October 13th, 2014
Rachel Collier - WDRB 41 Rachel Collier WDRB 41 - Louisville, Kentucky WDRB 41
LMPD officer upgrades milk crate to basketball goal for neighborhood kids

A Louisville Metro Police officer spends his own money for some kids on his patrol route. It is a pretty big gift for the kids he has built a relationship with.

On any given afternoon, you may spot Anthony Holt and his friends on Powell Avenue right after school. "We usually come out here and throw the football, or play on that basket rim," said Holt.

 
 
Woman dies after being shot by LMPD officers following eight hour SWAT situation Louisville Metro Police Department - Louisville, Kentucky
  Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
WDRB 41 - Louisville, Kentucky WDRB 41
Woman dies after being shot by LMPD officers following eight hour SWAT situation

A woman has died after being shot by officers during a SWAT situation Wednesday night.

That woman is 39-year-old Tracy Wade, according to the Jefferson County Coroner's Office. She was pronounced dead at 11:38 at University Hospital last night, of multiple gunshot wounds.

The LMPD SWAT team was sent to a home on Roaming Plains Court in the Indian Falls subdivision, near the interchange between Preston Highway and the Gene Snyder Freeway in the Indian Falls subdivision just after 3 p.m. Wednesday.

 
 
Judge's political talk leads to deputy misstep Jefferson County Courts - Louisville, Kentucky
  Monday, September 29th, 2014
Andrew Wolfson - Courier~Journal Andrew Wolfson Courier~Journal - Louisville, Kentucky Courier~Journal
Judge's political talk leads to deputy misstep

In open court, a judge facing re-election beckoned defense lawyers who support her to the bench to discuss her failure to win a key endorsement and its implications for her campaign.

Despite a judicial canon that says judges shall "refrain from inappropriate political activity," Jefferson District Judge Gina Kay Calvert showed the lawyers a handwritten note saying, "The FOP did not endorse me!!"

 
 
Man killed in LMPD officer-involved shooting in Russell neighborhood Louisville Metro Police Department - Louisville, Kentucky
  Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
WDRB 41 - Louisville, Kentucky WDRB 41
Man killed in LMPD officer-involved shooting in Russell neighborhood

An LMPD officer who shot and killed a suspect early Tuesday said the man pointed a gun at him before he opened fire.

It happened just after midnight after the officer answered a call about a domestic dispute in the parking lot of City View Apartments at Ninth Street and Broadway near Esquire Alley.

Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad tells WDRB that a man and woman were fighting when the officer -- who was working alone -- arrived. The man reportedly went to his car, retrieved a pistol and pointed it at the officer. That's when the officer shot and killed the suspect.

 
 
Officer accused of kicking handcuffed woman Louisville Metro Police Department - Louisville, Kentucky
  Monday, September 8th, 2014
Matthew Glowicki - Courier~Journal Matthew Glowicki Courier~Journal - Louisville, Kentucky Courier~Journal
Officer accused of kicking handcuffed woman

A Louisville Metro Police officer has been criminally charged with official misconduct and harassment with physical contact after being accused of kicking a handcuffed victim in the chest.

The six-year department veteran, Officer Jennifer Knopf, 32, has been stripped of police powers and is on paid administrative duty pending the outcome of the criminal investigation, Sgt. Phil Russell said.

 
 
Judge's remarks show she often assumes guilt Jefferson County Courts - Louisville, Kentucky
  Saturday, September 6th, 2014
Andrew Wolfson - Courier~Journal Andrew Wolfson Courier~Journal - Louisville, Kentucky Courier~Journal
Judge's remarks show she often assumes guilt

While arraigning Daniel Bakken in February 2013 on a charge of stabbing his wife after she found love letters from his girlfriend, Jefferson District Judge Sandra McLaughlin had this to say to the defendant:

"She should have cut you."

Bakken turned out to be innocent. He was exonerated after the Louisville Metro Police surgeon determined the alleged victim's wounds were self-inflicted.

 
 
20 year sentence handed down for 20-year-old who shot LMPD officer Louisville Metro Police Department - Louisville, Kentucky
  Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
Gilbert Corsey - WDRB 41 Gilbert Corsey WDRB 41 - Louisville, Kentucky WDRB 41
20 year sentence handed down for 20-year-old who shot LMPD officer

A 20-year-old man gets 20 years in prison for shooting a Louisville Police Officer.

In his testimony, officer Lamont Washington said he will never forget standing feet from the man who nearly took his life. "February 24 of 2012, I had two bullets put in me by this person," he said. "This is something that sits with me every day."

"I went through 4 months and a week of very painful rehabilitation. The first round went through my thumb and destroyed the bone in the center. The second one missed. The third went through my badge and through my vest, went into me a half an inch," he explained. "It was right on my subclavian artery so had it gone in any further and God not been with me I would have bled out from this."

 
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