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

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

October 28th, 2021 @ 9:00AM (8 months ago)

To expand on that a little:

Back in the days it was the District Captain that you didn't want to come down on you!

At that time, things went like this:

1. Try your best to solve whatever issue you're having without having to bother the Sergeant. If you truly needed assistance, ask the Sgt., with respect, to assist you.

2. Never go around the Sergeant to the Lieutenant with a problem (see #1). - With the possible extremely rare instance where policy allows jumping chain of command, such as being issued an illegal order, or some other extenuating circumstance.

3. When encountering the Captain in the district substation, don't casually chat it up: speak when spoken to, always use "Sir/Ma'am", or simply "Captain" when addressing them.

Yes, the C.O.s who were in charge were sworn officers and normal people like the beat cops, but we all knew they were the real deal, and had the street cred to back it up. Since Captain was a Civil Service rank, we also knew that the district would be run exactly how the Captain knew it needed to be run, without having to cave to pressure from Downtown (such as one with an appointed rank, such as Major, may feel inclined to do).

Funny how well things worked in those days, and the public (for the most part) respected the police, and crime (even when we were seeing a spike) just didn't seem as pervasive as we're seeing currently.

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

October 28th, 2021 @ 10:14AM (8 months ago)

I'm a Louisville resident...specifically St. Matthews/Lyndon area, but I'm afraid to leave my house. I'm scared every time I do. I wish cops were everywhere. I wish we had a mayor that cares about the people living in Louisville. I've lived here all my life, and I've never seen crime this bad. Be safe, and thank you so much for all you do.