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Council members urge Louisville mayor to make proposed police contract public

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The President of Louisville Metro Council says Mayor Greg Fischer is not being transparent about the new tentative contract for hundreds of Louisville Metro Police officers.

On Aug. 20, Mayor Greg Fischer announced his office had reached a tentative contract agreement with the leadership of LMPD's union, River City FOP Lodge 614, that will provide pay increases and guaranteed raises to LMPD officers in addition to reforms designed to ensure more accountability.

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Fischer insists Louisville is safe in contentious radio interview

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PHOTO: Fischer insists Louisville is safe in contentious radio interview

Despite a more than 100% increase in the number of homicides and shootings in Louisville, Mayor Greg Fischer told a local radio host the city is "safe."

The interview between Fischer and Terry Meiners on WHAS Radio was contentious and outraged dozens of officers who said the violence in the city is real.

A perceived lack of leadership by Fischer was what Meiners cited as a reason for the sharp increase in violence and a depleted police force.

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Off-duty Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputy dies after being shot in Shively

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PHOTO: Off-duty Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputy dies after being shot in Shively

A Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputy shot early Thursday morning has died.

An emotional Sheriff John Aubrey announced at a news conference that Deputy Brandon Shirley, 26, died after emergency surgery at University Hospital.

Shirley was off-duty, in uniform and sitting in an unmarked car working security at Rockford Lane Auto Sales on Rockford Lane, when a gunman came up to the window and shot him at about 2:30 a.m. He was rushed to the hospital, but Aubrey said "his wounds proved to be too extensive, and he did not survive."

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Louisville Police Merit Board upholds firing of Joshua Jaynes for lying in Breonna Taylor warrant

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PHOTO: Louisville Police Merit Board upholds firing of Joshua Jaynes for lying in Breonna Taylor warrant

After more than three hours of deliberation, the Louisville Police Merit Board unanimously voted to uphold the termination of former Det. Joshua Jaynes, who was fired for being untruthful in a search warrant used to raid Breonna Taylor's home.

Attorney Thomas Clay, who represents Jaynes, said he will take the case to Jefferson Circuit Court.

Jaynes showed little emotion and did not speak with the media after the 4-0 ruling.

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LMPD, Mayor Fischer unveil dashboard for public to track progress on police reform

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PHOTO: LMPD, Mayor Fischer unveil dashboard for public to track progress on police reform

Louisville Metro Police have a new online dashboard that will allow the public to track progress on police reform, after a top to bottom review of the department.

In a news conference on Wednesday, Mayor Greg Fischer said the dashboard is in response to dozens of recommendations made in the Hillard Heintze independent review of LMPD policy and procedures.

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