LMPD :: Louisville Metro Police Department

3 Judge Panel Lifts Injunction Against City


Louisville Metro Government has convinced 3 judges from the Kentucky Court of Appeals to set aside two previous rulings that granted an injunction on behalf of police officers that prevented the city from raising fees for their take-home vehicles.

The 3 judge panel disagreed that police officers would be irreparably harmed by fee increase and ordered the injunction be vacated.

The battle between Louisville Metro Government and the Fraternal Order of Police has centered around the city's attempt to charge up to $2,080 per year for the use of a take-home vehicle. On December 24, 2008 Jefferson Circuit Judge Mitch Perry granted the original injunction against the city and on January 7th, 2009 that ruling was upheld by Judge Thomas Wine.

The Kentucky Department of Labor has scheduled a hearing on the matter in February.