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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."

 
 
Police union takes on councilwoman over column River City Fraternal Order of Police - Louisville, Kentucky
Video Included Thursday, August 21st, 2014
Dave Mutchler Dave Mutchler
UPDATED: Thursday, September 4th, 2014 @ 10:51PM
Police union takes on councilwoman over column

It has been some time since I've read a correspondence from an elected official that casts such a generalization and stereotype on a group of people in our community. Worse yet, the recent opinion piece by Louisville Metro Council member Attica Scott categorizes this group as licensed killers who should be distrusted and treated with malice.

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Iím a cop. If you donít want to get hurt, donít challenge me. Opinions & Commentary
  Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
Sunil Dutta Sunil Dutta
Iím a cop. If you donít want to get hurt, donít challenge me.

A teenager is fatally shot by a police officer; the police are accused of being bloodthirsty, trigger-happy murderers; riots erupt. This, we are led to believe, is the way of things in America.

It is also a terrible calumny; cops are not murderers. No officer goes out in the field wishing to shoot anyone, armed or unarmed. And while they're unlikely to defend it quite as loudly during a time of national angst like this one, people who work in law enforcement know they are legally vested with the authority to detain suspects - an authority that must sometimes be enforced. Regardless of what happened with Mike Brown, in the overwhelming majority of cases it is not the cops, but the people they stop, who can prevent detentions from turning into tragedies.

 
 
Threats based on movie taken seriously by police Louisville Metro Police Department - Louisville, Kentucky
  Thursday, August 14th, 2014
Connie Leonard - WAVE 3 Connie Leonard WAVE 3 - Louisville, Kentucky WAVE 3
Threats based on movie taken seriously by police

Is it a joke or a real threat? That's what Metro police are trying to find out after threats of random violence for the weekend are being made on social media mimicking a summer movie.

The film titled "The Purge" and it's sequel "The Purge: Anarchy" are thrillers that encourage random violence in a 12 hour period, once a year.

While what is being threatened in Louisville could be a prank, police met about and are looking into the threats and they say they are prepared.

 
 
UofL worker shot in robbery near NuLu Louisville Metro Police Department - Louisville, Kentucky
  Monday, July 28th, 2014
Michael McKay - Courier~Journal Michael McKay Courier~Journal - Louisville, Kentucky Courier~Journal
UofL worker shot in robbery near NuLu

Louisville Metro Police were investigating a shooting east of downtown near the popular NuLu neighborhood Monday morning that injured two men, including an information technology worker at the University of Louisville.

The 8:30 a.m. shooting occurred during a robbery near Jackson and Liberty streets at the Marshall Court apartments across from St. Boniface Catholic Church, said LMPD spokesman Dwight Mitchell. Both men were armed and shot each other, he said. Both were taken to University of Louisville Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

 
 
Jeffersontown Police chief talks about Tuesdayís police chase Jeffersontown Police Department - Louisville, Kentucky
  Friday, July 25th, 2014
WHAS 11 - Louisville, Kentucky WHAS 11
Jeffersontown Police chief talks about Tuesdayís police chase

The day after a 58 minute car chase wrecked six police cars and spanned from Jeffersontown all the way to Pleasure Ridge Park, Jeffersontown Police Chief Rick Sanders has had a chance to breathe and look back on how fortunate it is that no one was hurt.

"Also realize there is a lot of luck involved with this," he said with a smile. "I thank God was on our side and I'm glad he was because nobody was injured."

 
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