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LMPD officer sues city over suspension for marching in uniform at abortion clinic


RE: LMPD officer sues city over suspension for marching in uniform...

October 26th, 2021 @ 8:17AM (8 months ago)

One exception is Major Steve Healey of the 2nd Division. He busted his butt for years when he was in Narcotics.

RE: LMPD officer sues city over suspension for marching in uniform...

October 27th, 2021 @ 1:58PM (8 months ago)

They're defining reform as more money for administrative services, but all consent decrees are about reducing the use of force, including justified force, and reducing police stopping and detaining minorities, or both. Leftist Washington lawyers believe that even if you're found to be fully justified in shooting or stopping a criminal, if you're shooting or stopping a higher percentage of minorities than what the community has overall, then it's a discriminatory pattern or practice. It's a standard you can't satisfy without telling officers to lay down in high crime parts of town having a high percentage minority population, which is what LMPD has been doing in most years since the metro merger, which has turned Louisville into one of the top 10 most violent cities in America.

They plan to spend $3 million for a new civilian-run office, an equity officer, project managers, new training staff, contract or human support for technology and data tracking, auditors, and an officer safety and wellbeing department. $2 million for a surveillance team; $3 million to upgrade technology, including an early intervention system and programming to help line managers follow up on use of force; and Unidentified asset upgrade and legal costs.

Except for the people tracking either use of force and stops for the possible future consent decree's monitors, none of this is actually required to satisfy consent decrees. The Equity Officer and their staff would just be a new name for an affirmative action office. They have been dozens of people doing that job since the 1980s. The problem isn't LMPD won't hire qualified minorities, but that LMPD officer is a job few qualified minorities or qualified whites apply for anymore.

LMPD command never fails to shove more money into administrative services using any pretext they possibly can, because it sounds good to the metro council and has nothing to do with proactively arresting violent criminals, which is risky and causes lawsuits. Much better in their view to let the city turn into Little Mogadishu and watch businesses and workers leave for good.