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Former assistant LMPD chief says detective who fatally shot Breonna Taylor shouldn't have been fired

Jason Riley - WDRB 41
PHOTO: Former assistant LMPD chief says detective who fatally shot Breonna Taylor shouldn't have been fired

Former Louisville police deputy chief LaVita Chavous testified Wednesday that she believes Det. Myles Cosgrove should not have been terminated after firing 16 shots into Breonna Taylor's home, including the one that killed her.

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'It's Heartbreaking': Louisville police officer dies after being hit by vehicle on I-64

Matthew Glowicki - Courier~Journal
PHOTO: 'It's Heartbreaking': Louisville police officer dies after being hit by vehicle on I-64

A seven-year veteran of the Louisville Metro Police Department died Saturday after he was struck by a vehicle while working on the side of the road.

Officer Zach Cottongim, 29, was tending to an abandoned vehicle around 10 a.m. Saturday on Interstate 64 west when a vehicle lost control and hit him, said LMPD spokeswoman Officer Elizabeth Ruoff.

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Louisville police officers approve FOP contract with bigger raises

Kala Kachmar - Courier~Journal
PHOTO: Louisville police officers approve FOP contract with bigger raises

After rejecting a new contract with a 9% pay hike, Louisville's officers ratified a new proposal over the holiday weekend that will guarantee them an even bigger payday.

If approved by Metro Council next month, the contract would give officers and sergeants a 9% raise for the current year, retroactive to July 1, and 6% in 2022-23.

The previous proposal they rejected included a 3% raise in 2022-23.

Other than that, the new contract is identical to the one police previously voted down.

It still contains reform provisions the River City Fraternal Order of Police and city negotiators first reached in September, including:

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Man shot, killed on Watterson Expressway identified; officer, suspect also shot

Shellie Sylvestri - WAVE 3
PHOTO: Man shot, killed on Watterson Expressway identified; officer, suspect also shot

An investigation is underway following an officer-involved shooting involving a Louisville Metro Police Department officer in Shively.

The shootings, which happened around 2:30 a.m., started on the Watterson Expressway and ended on Dixie Highway.

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Louisville police officer shot in Breonna Taylor raid files defamation suit over statements to media

Jason Riley - WDRB 41
PHOTO: Louisville police officer shot in Breonna Taylor raid files defamation suit over statements to media

Former Louisville Metro Police Detective Jonathan Mattingly, who was shot by Breonna Taylor's boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, while leading a raid into Taylor's home on March 13, 2020, has filed a defamation lawsuit against Walker's attorney.

The lawsuit, filed in Edmonson Circuit Court on Tuesday, claims Louisville attorney Steve Romines told a media outlet last October that Mattingly "executed" Taylor when police burst into her apartment on Springfield Drive as part of a series of raids that targeted narcotics trafficking.

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