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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.

 
 
Bill in Kentucky legislature would restore police power to arrest for misdemeanors Kentucky State Government -  Kentucky
  Thursday, January 21st, 2016
Jason Riley - WDRB 41 Jason Riley WDRB 41 - Louisville, Kentucky WDRB 41
Bill in Kentucky legislature would restore police power to arrest for misdemeanors

A 2011 Kentucky law that required police officers to issue citations for many misdemeanors -- including possession of marijuana -- instead of making arrests would be scrapped under a proposed bill.

Rep. Ruth Ann Palumbo, a Democrat from Lexington, and Rep. Rita Smart, D-Richmond, filed a bill in the House Jan. 14 that would give police officers the discretion to arrest people who are charged with misdemeanors.

 
 
Home where officer was shot had been a problem Shively Police Department - Louisville, Kentucky
  Friday, January 8th, 2016
Katie Bauer - WAVE 3 Katie Bauer WAVE 3 - Louisville, Kentucky WAVE 3
Home where officer was shot had been a problem

Shively Police Officers were attempting to serve a narcotics search warrant when a man opened fire, shooting an officer several times, on Friday morning.

Wes Singleton, 31, was one of several Shively police officers part of a special investigations unit to show up to 4113 Eden Lane around 11 a.m. Friday.

It was only a matter of minutes before things turned violent.

"Apparently, there was a male suspect who opened fire on the officers, the officers responded and fired back," LMPD Sgt. Phil Russell said.

 
 
Courier-Journal cartoon drawing criticism A Different Point of View
  Wednesday, January 6th, 2016
WDRB 41 - Louisville, Kentucky WDRB 41
Courier-Journal cartoon drawing criticism

A controversial cartoon published in The Courier-Journal is drawing a lot of criticism from law enforcement.

Marc Murphy's illustration is titled "A Christmas Story: The Other Side of Town."

In the drawing, Tamir Rice is seen having a conversation with his mother. He states, "I want a Red Ryder BB Gun." His mom is against the idea. She explains, "A cop will shoot you dead in the street. And walk."

 
 
Off duty officers turned away from concert at Louisville Palace Louisville Metro Police Department - Louisville, Kentucky
  Friday, December 11th, 2015
Jessica Denson - WDRB 41 Jessica Denson WDRB 41 - Louisville, Kentucky WDRB 41
Off duty officers turned away from concert at Louisville Palace

Local law enforcement hoping to attend a Lee Brice concert at the Louisville Palace were turned away Wednesday because each officer was carrying a concealed weapon. Live Nation has a strict no weapons policy for all of its venues, including the Palace.

According to Louisville's Fraternal Order of Police President Dave Mutchler, when three off duty Louisville Metro Police Officers and a one Jefferson County Sheriff's deputy were searched, they were turned away.

 
 
Behind the badge: Officers under attack Louisville Metro Police Department - Louisville, Kentucky
  Saturday, November 21st, 2015
Brooke Hasch - WHAS 11 Brooke Hasch WHAS 11 - Louisville, Kentucky WHAS 11
Behind the badge: Officers under attack

They're shot, beaten and forced to fire in self-defense. It's the dangers of the job police officers across the country face on any given day.

Thursday, a California police officer was ambushed in the parking lot outside his police headquarters, shot and killed during a botched robbery. His story is one of dozens from this year, of the men and women who've lost their lives in the line of duty. A Texas sheriff's deputy was shot and killed while pumping gas. A Georgia police officer was shot point blank by a man with an assault rifle. Four New York City police officers were shot and killed within an 11-month period.

 
 
Officers less motivated post-Ferguson Louisville Metro Police Department - Louisville, Kentucky
  Thursday, November 19th, 2015
Phillip M. Bailey - Courier~Journal Phillip M. Bailey Courier~Journal - Louisville, Kentucky Courier~Journal
Officers less motivated post-Ferguson

A study co-authored by a University of Louisville criminologist shows that public scrutiny surrounding police shootings of unarmed civilians has diminished officers' morale but has not created a so-called "Ferguson effect," which claims the criticism has impacted officers' willingness to perform their duties.

Police in the U.S. are facing a legitimacy crisis following highly publicized deadly force incidents in several cities during the last year, including the August 2014 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., said U of L professor Justin Nix, who co-authored the study in the American Psychological Association this October.

 
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