Category Archives: Metro Police

LMPD receives $6 million in federal funding

Joined by Congressman John Yarmuth and Metro Police Chief Robert White, Mayor Jerry Abramson announced that the Louisville Metro Police Department will receive more than $6 million from the Department of Justice’s Community Oriented Policing Services hiring program. The funding will go directly to LMPD to hire 32 officers, inching the force to the largest […]

Chief White denied position in Atlanta

After weeks of anticipation, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed selected interim Chief George N. Turner as the nominee to fill the southern city’s police chief position, overlooking Louisville Metro Police Chief Robert White, who had been a candidate for the job. It is the second time this year that White has been passed over for a […]

Lunchbox: Meth madness

Methro Council: Tonight city lawmakers will debate (among other issues) the pseudoephedrine (PSE) resolution, sponsored by Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch, D-13, which asks the General Assembly to make cold medicine a prescription drug. The south Louisville Democrat says it’s to help Metro Police fight meth labs. However, Councilman Kevin Kramer, R-11, who taped a Hot […]

Lunchbox: Hola, mayoral candidates

Lost in translation: The multilingual mayoral forum hosted at the Americana Center in the Beechmont neighborhood was an excellent attempt to highlight the issues important to the immigrant and refugee community living in Louisville. The latest census data shows Louisville’s immigrant population is 4.5 percent — a number community advocates say is outdated — and […]

Lunchbox: Don’t Tase me bro

Tased and confused: If you missed it, news channel WLKY did an investigative report on the use of Tasers by the Louisville Metro Police Department. The story revealed that officers have averaged one Taser incident every 48 hours. Besides the excessive use and small infractions, their study of the police data also showed African-Americans are […]

Taser teaser

This evening, news channel WLKY-32 will air a two-part investigative piece on the use of Tasers by Metro Police. The first part airs tonight at 5:30 p.m. and the second part at 11 p.m., so tune in. The piece includes interviews with police representatives and attorneys representing the family of 52-year-old Larry Noles, a mentally ill […]

Lunchbox: Spin City

Car 54 where are you?: Setting up a political showdown, mayoral candidate and Metro Councilman Hal Heiner, R-19, will introduce a resolution calling on Metro government to suspend its appeal in the case against police officers who had to pay for their take-home vehicles. Last year, the Kentucky Labor Department ruled in favor of the […]