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Police chief's criticism casts doubt on Metro Council plan to restrict LMPD's use of force

Chad Mills - WDRB 41
PHOTO: Police chief's criticism casts doubt on Metro Council plan to restrict LMPD's use of force

A Metro Council committee rejected a proposal to restrict Louisville Metro Police Department's use of force policies Wednesday after Interim Chief Yvette Gentry criticized the measure.

"Our policies have always tried to go above and beyond to be stricter than the state law. I'm just saying you're inserting something in between the two," Gentry said.

Proposed weeks ago by Council members Brandon Coan, D-8, and Jessica Green, D-1, the ordinance would, among other measures:

  • Require officers to use de-escalation techniques when reasonable.
  • Prevent them from firing at or from a moving vehicle unless deadly force is present.
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Breonna Taylor, Bad Luck And The Law Of Association

Dre Baldwin
PHOTO: Breonna Taylor, Bad Luck And The Law Of Association

The City of Louisville recently announced a $12 Million wrongful death settlement with the family of Breonna Taylor.

Taylor died in her home in March 2020 when police kicked in her door serving a search warrant. That warrant, we knew even back then, was due to Taylor's connection to an ex-boyfriend who was active in the streets and the illicit drug trade.

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Yvette Gentry named as new LMPD Interim Chief

WDRB 41
PHOTO: Yvette Gentry named as new LMPD Interim Chief

The Louisville Metro Police Department is getting new leadership.

In an online news conference held on Labor Day afternoon, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced that former LMPD Deputy Chief Yvette Gentry will be assuming the role of Interim LMPD Chief later this month, even as the search continues for a new permanent chief.

Gentry will replace current Interim Chief Robert Schroeder, who is retiring Oct. 1 after serving only three months in the role. She will be the first African-American woman to serve as Louisville's police chief, even on an interim basis.

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68 arrested as protesters march to Churchill Downs, Cardinal Stadium

Taylor Weiter - WHAS 11
PHOTO: 68 arrested as protesters march to Churchill Downs, Cardinal Stadium

More than 60 people were arrested during national organization Until Freedom's planned demonstrations for justice in the death of Breonna Taylor Tuesday.

The group began marching from South Central Park to the Louisville Metro Police Department Training Academy at around 2 p.m. to begin what they deemed "Good Trouble Tuesday." Protesters could be heard chanting "Arrest the cops" and "No justice, no peace" while marching.

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In a departure, Louisville sues former LMPD officers over lost or settled lawsuits

Jason Riley - WDRB 41
PHOTO: In a departure, Louisville sues former LMPD officers over lost or settled lawsuits

For a decade, Metro Government stood by former city police Det. Crystal Marlowe, paying hundreds of thousands in legal bills fighting about a dozen lawsuits that claimed she had wrongfully arrested several citizens.

But now, less than a year after a jury rejected the city's arguments that she had acted properly and awarded $2 million in damages to a victim in one of those cases, Mayor Greg Fischer's administration has taken a new tactic.

It is suing Marlowe to force her, and not the city, to pick up the tab.

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3 Black militia members injured in negligent gun discharge, may result in charges

Sarah Ladd - Courier~Journal
PHOTO: 3 Black militia members injured in negligent gun discharge, may result in charges

Louisville police say a weapon discharge by a Black militia member that injured three people Saturday is being investigated as a negligent shooting - not an accident - and could result in criminal charges.

Just before 1 p.m. Saturday, three people were shot in Baxter Park after a member of the NFAC (Not F***ing Around Coalition) unintentionally discharged a gun during a demonstration. According to police, everyone injured was also part of NFAC.

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Louisville police recruiting video lures 'action-movie heroes,' not guardians, experts say

Andrew Wolfson - Courier~Journal
PHOTO: Louisville police recruiting video lures 'action-movie heroes,' not guardians, experts say

For the past five years, the Louisville Metro Police Department has recruited new officers with a video that experts say promotes a "war-like mentality" and portrays police as warriors rather than public servants.

The video shows officers running in formation across a bridge, clambering into an armored vehicle in camouflage fatigues with assault rifles, and breaking down a door with a battering ram in a no-knock search like the one banned after the March 13 death of Breonna Taylor.

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