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House Bill 562 allows 48 hours of time off post-critical incident, but issues of messaging and pay are vital to ensuring peace officer support
New legislation in Kentucky now requires the average turnaround time for sexual assault kit results be 60 days
During a firearms training session, the instructor fired a weapon he did not realize was loaded, hitting a recruit’s ballistic vest; he then discussed covering up the incident
“This is an enormous step forward in our ability to respond to mental health emergencies,” Mayor Linda Gorton said. “It will make it possible for us to provide the most appropriate response to an individual in crisis and connect them to the best resource”
“With this initiative, we understand that to drive action, we’ve got to do something a little bit different, and that’s where this initiative is going to do something a little bit different,” said David Ashford, chair of Bluegrass Crime Stoppers
Jeff Rhinerson will support court security officers in upholding the safety and integrity of the Judicial Center in his role as a court security assistant
Brett Hankinson fired ten shots the night of the raid, but did not hit anyone; the other officers involved in the raid were not criminally charged
Connor Sturgeon wrote that it was “so easy” to purchase a firearm, but didn’t have a firm grasp on how to use it, according to investigators
Louisville Metro PD Assistant Chief Paul Humphrey defended the officer’s split-second decision
Brett Hankison’s attorney said Hankison was acting quickly to help his fellow officers, who he believed were being “executed” by a gunman shooting from inside Taylor’s apartment