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New LMPD traffic stop policy seeks to improve 'perception of bias'

Marcus Green - WDRB 41
PHOTO: New LMPD traffic stop policy seeks to improve 'perception of bias'

Hoping to curb the "potential perception of bias," Louisville Police Chief Steve Conrad has ordered new policies for traffic stops that raise the threshold for pulling over drivers and add rules on removing people from vehicles and handcuffing citizens.

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Louisville could lose major public safety necessities under Fischer's budget cuts

Bill Kobin - Courier~Journal
PHOTO: Louisville could lose major public safety necessities under Fischer's budget cuts

Mayor Greg Fischer's proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year will include steep cuts to public safety, but the cuts will not be as severe as what Fischer hinted at earlier this year.

The proposed fiscal year 2020 budget unveiled by Fischer on Thursday calls for about $9.6 million in cuts to public safety and the elimination of 81 public safety positions.

That's a decrease from the nearly $16 million in public safety cuts and 278 eliminated positions that Fischer suggested may be necessary in February.

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Body camera video shows moments before police fire at Okolona shooting suspect

Robert Bradfield - WHAS 11
PHOTO: Body camera video shows moments before police fire at Okolona shooting suspect

It was a scary situation Tuesday that played out at an Okolona apartment complex on Gills Court.

"Before I can even make it to the front of the building to get out of the door, my mother comes out and tells me that it has been my step-brother who has been shot," Corey Edlin explained.

Edlin says his step-brother had just arrived back at the Spring Manor complex when he was approached by a man, identified as 33-year-old Terry Davis Jr., in the parking lot. Edlin says that man, who was living there with his mother, shot his relative who he had no prior runs in with.

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Metro Council votes down plan for tax increases, must now go through budget to find millions to cut

John Wise - WAVE 3
PHOTO: Metro Council votes down plan for tax increases, must now go through budget to find millions to cut

After weeks of debate, the Louisville Metro Council voted against a plan designed to fix the city's $65 million budget shortfall.

The plan presented to the council Thursday combined budget cuts with new tax revenue in the form of raised insurance premiums.

It failed, with 15 members voting against it and only 11 voting for it.

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Louisville officer who shot man was to be fired, now being suspended

Matthew Glowicki - Courier~Journal
PHOTO: Louisville officer who shot man was to be fired, now being suspended

A Louisville Metro Police officer who shot a man in an abandoned home in March 2017, later explaining she meant to turn on her gun's flashlight and not fire, has been suspended for 10 days.

Louisville Police Chief Steve Conrad suspended Officer Sarah Stumler for 10 days last week, according to disciplinary records obtained by the Courier Journal.

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Old Cardinal Stadium reopens for LMPD sniper training

Phylicia Ashley - WAVE 3
PHOTO: Old Cardinal Stadium reopens for LMPD sniper training

Old Cardinal Stadium opened its gate one last time, but it wasn't for a game or concert. The LMPD sniper division practiced venue security and safety Tuesday morning.

LMPD snipers got a rare opportunity to practice lifesaving skills at the stadium before it gets torn down. Lt Paul Humphrey with LMPD said training six of the departments shooters at the stadium was important.

"To be able to be the last ones to quote on quote perform in this venue is a pretty unique opportunity," said Humphrey.

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LMPD officer dies in crash on I-64; MSD driver charged with murder, DUI

Chris Chandler - WLKY 32
PHOTO: LMPD officer dies in crash on I-64; MSD driver charged with murder, DUI

A police officer is dead after a fiery crash on I-64 reportedly involving a semi and an LMPD cruiser.

Officials identified the deceased as LMPD Det. Deidre Mengedoht, 32. Police chief Steve Conrad said Mengedoht had served seven-plus years with the force.

Mengedoht was reportedly conducting a traffic stop on a truck with four passengers inside when an MSD truck crashed into her cruiser. The officer's cruiser then struck the truck that had pulled over and caught fire. Investigators said the officer had her emergency lights on and was in the right-hand lane.

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LMPD chief launches internal investigation after video of violent confrontation surfaces

Lexie Ratterman - WDRB 41
PHOTO: LMPD chief launches internal investigation after video of violent confrontation surfaces

Louisville's police chief is launching an investigation into the arrest of a man left swollen and in a neck brace after an altercation with an officer with the Louisville Metro Police Department Sunday afternoon.

After reviewing body camera footage, LMPD Police Chief Steve Conrad has launched an investigation led by LMPD's Professional Standards Unit. The investigation will attempt to determine if any departmental policies were violated.

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