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New LMPD traffic stop policy seeks to improve 'perception of bias'


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New LMPD traffic stop policy seeks to improve 'perception of...

May 10th, 2019 @ 12:49PM (5 years ago)

"Now, officers should only remove someone from a vehicle if they have a "reasonable and articulable belief" that the person is armed or presents a danger, or the officer has probable cause to think the person has committed an "arrestable offense" or is wanted on a warrant."

I guess Pennsylvania vs Mimms and Maryland vs Wilson doesn't mean anything.... these are US Supreme Court rulings... its case law... Police can remove anyone from a vehicle. Conrad is out of control

New LMPD traffic stop policy seeks to improve 'perception of...

May 10th, 2019 @ 2:03PM (5 years ago)

Well you have been given your marching orders by Ssssslyvester and Mayor Monotone. I wonder how they will cover up the rise in crime and homicides.

New LMPD traffic stop policy seeks to improve 'perception of...

May 11th, 2019 @ 12:40AM (5 years ago)

The radical big mouths of the west end and Highlands have spoken. They obviously want no policing there.

If they need protections, they can always call someone like Snake Plissken on the Uber-Mercs app who will venture past the burning cars, rioting teens and 5 year olds smoking cigarettes on street corners at 2:00am to rescue them.

Command Decision

May 11th, 2019 @ 8:17AM (5 years ago)

Why havent any division majors spoke out against this policy? Time to quit being proactive that gets you in trouble.

LMPD indicts 6 officers.

May 13th, 2019 @ 7:16PM (5 years ago)

Another black eye to Conrad, the empty suit.

New LMPD traffic stop policy seeks to improve 'perception of...

May 16th, 2019 @ 12:01PM (5 years ago)


Almost missed this one. It's hard to make understand how in one PIU case, the federal judge had to be the one to say Betts's sentencing is too lenient. They already let all the others suspected of obstruction of justice and intimidation of witnesses off the hook. The officers who grabbed the Explorer's cell phone and the command staff who many say perjured themselves weren't even charged with misdemeanor official misconduct.

In another case, they threw the book at a group of officers for working off duty while they were on duty, which is far from new for this department or its predecessor departments. They even charged them with engaging in organized crime (WTF?).

I'm certainly no activist, but it does seem a little odd that all the faces in the former case were white, and all the faces in the latter case were black.

New LMPD traffic stop policy seeks to improve 'perception of...

May 23rd, 2019 @ 6:46PM (5 years ago)

I am hearing that another specialized unit will have several indicted officers. The hits just keep on coming. For those with your Conrad like perception problem from this story, the overtime investigation will probably sate your issue with perception.

LMPD Traffic Stop Symposium

June 4th, 2019 @ 4:35PM (5 years ago)

Anybody going? Maybe Conrad and the other sycophants should have asked for input from rank and file BEFORE instituting a new policy based purely on public perception as opposed to case law.

New LMPD traffic stop policy seeks to improve 'perception of...

June 6th, 2019 @ 12:59AM (5 years ago)

"Proactive police activity in Louisville plummeted by more than half in the two weeks surrounding the police chief's announcement of planned traffic stop policy changes, department data shows."

New LMPD traffic stop policy seeks to improve 'perception of...

June 10th, 2019 @ 8:11PM (5 years ago)


Good intentions turned into a negative and some good kids no doubt missed out because grown ups can't act right.

New LMPD traffic stop policy seeks to improve 'perception of...

June 11th, 2019 @ 10:24AM (5 years ago)

Jilek's forgetting that police recruiting problems and drops in police services began when Chief White came into office in 2003. It continued to spiral downward under Conrad thanks to Command's demoralizing political agendas, unethical acts and mismanagement.

Putting everyone hired since 2014 under the worthless Tier 3 retirement already ruined retirement and police recruiting before Bevin even took office. Democrats among us still pretend its mean old Bevin who did it all and that only Beshear can save us. Beshear's dad helped put us into this situation so how does that work?


Stop worrying about lmpd and start worrying about...

June 13th, 2019 @ 8:41AM (5 years ago)

Your salvation. Steve and crew are going to do their thing. Oh well, the return of our Lord, Jesus Christ is closer today than ever before. Confess him as Lord and believe that God raised him from the dead. Repent of your sins and receive life everlasting.

Accept God's grace and you will not see the day of the Lord or endure tribulation.

In Jesus's name Amen

New LMPD traffic stop policy seeks to improve 'perception of...

June 13th, 2019 @ 8:58AM (5 years ago)


THIS is a perfect example of how F'ing idiotic and wasteful this mayor is. Lies all year last year about how in great shape the city is then boom we are in debt. Oh, we need to tax our citizens more, doesn't take blame, blames council for telling him to stick his tax increase up his ***. Says screw public safety i am still gonna pay some interruptor criminals more than an officer. If course Natalie Martinez is busting them out over that. Now this **** with continuing to pay a resilience director. What a joke, someone should investigate how much and how many wasted jobs Fischer has on our payroll. Example: Jessie Halliday at 90k a year. WHy? Political favor and in a do nothing job created for her.

New LMPD traffic stop policy seeks to improve 'perception of...

June 16th, 2019 @ 9:29AM (5 years ago)


How is that new interrupted program, traffic stop policy and office of safe and healthy neighborhoods working for ya Mayor idiot? Oh wait this Chief of ours will save us with his leadership.

New LMPD traffic stop policy seeks to improve 'perception of...

June 18th, 2019 @ 11:30AM (5 years ago)


New LMPD traffic stop policy seeks to improve 'perception of...

June 18th, 2019 @ 11:40AM (5 years ago)

Chief needs to be held to the same high standard as the new pursuit law. He loses, then he needs to put up a % (decided by a jury on how much) of his own money towards the loss. #ponyup

New LMPD traffic stop policy seeks to improve 'perception of...

June 19th, 2019 @ 6:31PM (5 years ago)


Get ready for a full blown civilian review board, boys & girls.

Posted on YouTube today...

June 20th, 2019 @ 6:04PM (5 years ago)

"When Louisville Police Detective William Mayo pulled over a motorist last year for improperly wearing his seat belt and the driver refused to consent to a search of his van, Mayo had this to say:

"There are two types of people" who refuse to consent, Mayo told the driver, "people who are just assholes and people who have something to hide."

Miguel A. Ballard Jr. eventually agreed to have his van searched, and police found a handgun inside.

But Jefferson Circuit Judge Annie O'Connell threw out that evidence, saying she could think of "another kind of person who might wish to deny consent to search: citizens exercising their constitutional rights."

O'Connell ruled last month that the search was illegally extended and that Mayo, of the Ninth Mobile Division, and other officers coerced Ballard into consenting.

All the felony charges against him carrying a concealed weapon, being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun and violating a protective order by carrying a gun will be dropped."

New LMPD traffic stop policy seeks to improve 'perception of...

June 22nd, 2019 @ 9:35AM (5 years ago)

"Super-Six Four, we've got a Blackhawk down."

New LMPD traffic stop policy seeks to improve 'perception of...

June 23rd, 2019 @ 11:35AM (5 years ago)

Why would this person who shoved an elderly lady to the ground not be charged with Assault 4th? Is overcharging in a grand jury, without offering a lesser offense, the new Democrook tactic for encouraging left wing violence?

Portland, Oregon has done the same thing for years, except police aren't usually even allowed to arrest leftists by their leftist Mayor. They have total free-for-all fights on their streets between the different sides as a result.


New LMPD traffic stop policy seeks to improve 'perception of...

June 24th, 2019 @ 11:16AM (5 years ago)


Wow!!! In two wknds over 20 shot and at least 6 dead. Great job chief, Mayor you 2 have done what no one else has done for louisville. Made it a true possibility city. A mini Chicago in the making, or wait, we are already in a smaller scale. At least our homicide guys are staying busy. Wonder if we could have a recall vote on this idiot. Out of control crime, lying and getting us into debt, under the table deals and wasteful spending should be enough.