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Retrospective on Louisville's Mayor, Jerry Abramson: PART FIVE

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Retrospective on Louisville's Mayor, Jerry Abramson: PART FIVE

January 1st, 2011 @ 7:27PM (14 years ago)
Posted by: See ya Grumpy!

Is it really true Cobaugh retired? What happened?

Retrospective on Louisville's Mayor, Jerry Abramson: PART FIVE

January 2nd, 2011 @ 9:42AM (14 years ago)

To those who would bash on Cobaugh you need to understand what you are saying.

As the county FOP president he kept the officers under a solid contract that city officers envied. These same city officers then squandered it away during the next round under merger.

As an instructor he helped teach solid skills that helped keep many of us safe on the street. He taught many of us to think six steps ahead, while so many of you only think about the next paycheck. I will always remember the advise: Know where you are at; remember you will be back there again and again. Never let them get behind your partner, or let your partner out of your sight. Your radio is a great impact weapon if needed, and your PR24 in the hands of trained officer can move a mountain of a man.

Is he abrasive, he-l-l yes. Can he be down right rude, again he-l-l to the yes, but he has always been willing to listen with an open ear, even if he disagreed. He was also willing to quietly speak to officers on personal issues with no chance of that trust being destroyed.

In the end, he always proudly reminded us that he is just an OLD JAIL GUARD, to be safe and to make sure we take care of each other.

What more could we have asked from a commanding officer on this agency?

Now, riddle me that, you brainiacs.

Retrospective on Louisville's Mayor, Jerry Abramson: PART FIVE

January 2nd, 2011 @ 10:30AM (14 years ago)

Jerry Abramson is a crooked politician, who if he doesn't get his way he get's even. If you polled the city employees and asked them what they think about the dictator Jer, 80% would have nothing good to say about him. He has let everyone know he hates employees and would have outsourced every dept he could to his cronies businesses if the council would have approved it. The news media in this town has been under this dictators control since he started in office. They think he is a God. I hope the new mayor finds the dirt left behind by this clown and turns it over for investigation. Yes Jerry you don't ALWAYS clean your tracks as good as you think. To the new Mayor don't walk in Jerrys shoes you will end up with mud on them. Be your own person treat your employees as employees and ypu'll be fine. So far your not even in office and the people on this site see changes in their work place. Maybe you are going to clean up Jer's mess. AS one one employee I am glad to see this Clown gone, and hope he doesn't get into the states pocket. So goodbye CROOK!

Signed

employees of the city

Retrospective on Louisville's Mayor, Jerry Abramson: PART FIVE

January 2nd, 2011 @ 1:12PM (14 years ago)

check it out... well said, well played!

www.saferlouisville.com

Retrospective on Louisville's Mayor, Jerry Abramson: PART FIVE

January 2nd, 2011 @ 3:25PM (14 years ago)

So is it true that one of the mayor's most recent drivers will be appointed as asst. director of solid waste management? I'm sure he is more than qualified for that job and that this is no way political pay back.

Retrospective on Louisville's Mayor, Jerry Abramson: PART FIVE

January 4th, 2011 @ 1:33AM (14 years ago)

Rest in Peace SGT Scottie Geurin, one of the best Sgt's I have worked for in the westend----MJR

Retrospective on Louisville's Mayor, Jerry Abramson: PART FIVE

January 4th, 2011 @ 10:29AM (14 years ago)

SCOTTIE WAS ONE OF A KIND. HE WAS A COOL HEADED PERSON, WHO ALWAYS HAD COMMAND OF ANY SITUATION.HE NEVER SOUGHT THE SPOTLIGHT, CHOOSING TO JUST BE A VERY FINE POLICE OFFICER. PS HE KNEW WHERE ARBEGUST ST WAS LOCATED AT. SCOTTIE WE ALL WILL MISS YOU VERY MUCH. DONNIE HILL LPD RETIRED

Retrospective on Louisville's Mayor, Jerry Abramson: PART FIVE

January 4th, 2011 @ 6:07PM (14 years ago)
Posted by: frikin trukers

OFFICER WELLS GET BETTER SOON!!!! NOTICE THAT THE TRUCK DRIVER, BY THE WAY LAST NAME OF THE DRIVER WAS.....MURPHY.....WEIRD, WAS DRIVING ON SUSPENDED!!!! FRIKIN TRUKERS THINK THEY ARE ABOVE THE LAW!!!!!

Retrospective on Louisville's Mayor, Jerry Abramson: PART FIVE

January 4th, 2011 @ 6:09PM (14 years ago)
Posted by: shepherdsville

um...what happened to our chief? bring back tinnell, former lmpd was what we needed!

safety director white?

January 4th, 2011 @ 6:51PM (14 years ago)

I saw on todays news that the chief is "keeping his optoins open" for other positions or jobs. They even asked him if he was going to become the new safety director for Mayor Fischer. Why can't another department just hire the man and give us a break?

Retrospective on Louisville's Mayor, Jerry Abramson: PART FIVE

January 7th, 2011 @ 8:17PM (14 years ago)

Louisville Metro Police detective Crystal Marlowe was fired Friday by Chief Robert White, more than a year after the department began investigating allegations that she made wrongful arrests and missed court hearings.

White found Marlowe guilty of 68 separate counts of violating department procedures, mostly involving the use of photographs to help witnesses identify suspects.

"Your actions have brought great discredit upon our department," White wrote in a detailed, nine-page letter to Marlowe. "Your conduct has damaged the image of our department which we have established with our community. … It is clear through my investigations you have chosen to violate the policies of the Department for your own convenience which led to individuals being charged with crimes they did not commit."

Marlowe, who was a police officer for 14 years and a detective for about three, refused to comment when The Courier-Journal reached her by telephone on Friday:

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"You been asked numerous times not to call this number, so I suggest you not call it again," she said, before hanging up.

In an interview with the newspaper last year, Marlowe said she had done nothing wrong and considered herself to be "one of the more diligent detectives we have."

Her attorney, Mary Sharp, said Friday that she considered White's decision "unjustified and unwarranted" and she intends to file an appeal with the Police Merit Board.

Before her termination, Marlowe had been stripped of her law-enforcement responsibilities and assigned to a job in crime prevention. The department's investigation began in September 2009, after an assistant Jefferson County attorney questioned a number of her arrests.

The Courier-Journal reported last February that in 2008 and 2009 Marlowe had accused more than a dozen defendants, many of them juveniles, of crimes they did not commit.

The newspaper found that some defendants could not have been guilty of the offenses with which they were charged because they were in jail or had other evidence of their innocence. In other cases, Marlowe arrested suspects based on identifications that victims later said they never made

Marlowe terminated

January 7th, 2011 @ 8:22PM (14 years ago)

Next Page1| 2Previous PageLouisville Metro Police detective Crystal Marlowe was fired Friday by Chief Robert White, more than a year after the department began investigating allegations that she made wrongful arrests and missed court hearings.

White found Marlowe guilty of 68 separate counts of violating department procedures, mostly involving the use of photographs to help witnesses identify suspects.

"Your actions have brought great discredit upon our department," White wrote in a detailed, nine-page letter to Marlowe. "Your conduct has damaged the image of our department which we have established with our community. … It is clear through my investigations you have chosen to violate the policies of the Department for your own convenience which led to individuals being charged with crimes they did not commit."

Marlowe, who was a police officer for 14 years and a detective for about three, refused to comment when The Courier-Journal reached her by telephone on Friday:

RelatedRead the investigative series: Officer Absent: Case dismissedNOSHOW PROJECT "You been asked numerous times not to call this number, so I suggest you not call it again," she said, before hanging up.

In an interview with the newspaper last year, Marlowe said she had done nothing wrong and considered herself to be "one of the more diligent detectives we have."

Her attorney, Mary Sharp, said Friday that she considered White's decision "unjustified and unwarranted" and she intends to file an appeal with the Police Merit Board.

Before her termination, Marlowe had been stripped of her law-enforcement responsibilities and assigned to a job in crime prevention. The department's investigation began in September 2009, after an assistant Jefferson County attorney questioned a number of her arrests.

The Courier-Journal reported last February that in 2008 and 2009 Marlowe had accused more than a dozen defendants, many of them juveniles, of crimes they did not commit.

The newspaper found that some defendants could not have been guilty of the offenses with which they were charged because they were in jail or had other evidence of their innocence. In other cases, Marlowe arrested suspects based on identifications that victims later said they never made.

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Some of those Marlowe accused of crimes spent days or even months in jail before they were exonerated. During the past year, five people have joined a lawsuit against Marlowe and White, claiming they were wrongfully arrested by the detective and then incarcerated.

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The Courier-Journal also reviewed approximately 130 felony cases in which Marlowe made arrests during 2008 and 2009 and found that 40 percent of them ultimately were dismissed - often at prosecutors' request.

At least 10 were thrown out because Marlowe missed court appearances. All told, the newspaper found that she failed to appear to testify in felony cases more than 50 times during that two-year period.

Police conducted a criminal investigation, but the Jefferson County Commonwealth's Attorney's Office concluded in May there was insufficient evidence that Marlowe broke the law.

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John Balliet, a prosecutor who reviewed the department's investigation of Marlowe, also concluded that she performed her job in a way that raised questions about her competence" and her compliance with police procedures.

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