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Louisville reaches 100 homicides after man found shot in vacant home in Shelby Park

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RE: Louisville reaches 100 homicides after man found shot in...

December 12th, 2017 @ 6:57AM (4 years ago)

Because a patrol officer's supervisors look to score political points by showing due diligence and enforcing minor policy infringements by writing up their subordinates.

Detective supervisors in major case score political points by clearing investigations with an arrest. It's as simple as that.

RE: Louisville reaches 100 homicides after man found shot in...

December 12th, 2017 @ 10:30AM (4 years ago)

It's illegal for them to practice selective enforcement with personnel matters. If they get away with it, then it's because the FOP attorney hasn't called them out. If it's a matter of the FOP failing to represent, then you can get your own attorney, win against the department, and then sue the FOP for attorneys fees for failing to fairepresent over a relatively clear-cut infringement by the department. You can do something similar through the National Labor Relations Board too.

http://corporate.findlaw.com/human-resources/employers-must-enforce-policies-uniformly.html

RE: Louisville reaches 100 homicides after man found shot in...

December 12th, 2017 @ 10:46AM (4 years ago)

This has always been a problem at LMPD, LPD and JCPD. There have always been favorites who get away with violating policy. They operate on the idea that loyalty and subservience yields benefits. Non-conformity results in penalties. Policy is there in part to provide the stick to use against the disloyal.

Political people like the Chief know they can't win every battle against people below them who push back on their bad ideas. They wait until an opportune time to level the policy hammer on them. The only complications are their inconsistencies in enforcement, and the other dirty deeds that officers become aware of, that a good attorney can use to skewer them in court with.