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J. Tyler Franklin (Via WFPL)

  Protest organizers on Monday issued a dozen demands to Louisville Metro Police, including a call to remove local police union president David Mutchler from the department.

The protest was a response to an open letter sent last week by Mutchler. In the letter, Mutchler blasted residents who had criticized police actions and tactics.

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A proposed measure that would give more clarity in police disciplinary matters is moving through the Kentucky General Assembly. With just a few days left in this session, the House bill passed out of a senate committee Monday. 

One of the K-9 officers working with the Christian County Sheriff’s department is now wearing a high-dollar piece of protective equipment. 

Timo is a seven-year-old Dutch Shepard who’s now sporting a $3,500 bulletproof, stab-resistant vest.  Deputy Sean Head has been Timo’s handler for the last year.

“It’s no different from me going to a call and having no vest on – I kind of feel bare,” said Deputy Head. “It does give me added protection knowing that if I have to place him in danger like that, he has protection as well as I would.”

The vest came from a company called Vested Interest, which received $335,000 in donations to produce the protective gear.  Several law enforcement agencies around the country were selected to receive the special vests. 

Head says he’s trying to encourage other K-9 handlers to apply as well.

Murray Police Department, Facebook

The Murray Police Department begins their eight-week Citizens Police Academy this Monday, giving members of the community insight into the realities behind everyday police work. Sergeant Dave Howe says often people get a perspective of the police from national media, television and movies, and that a lot of times it's not entirely accurate - especially in rural areas. He speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the topics covered: from crime scene investigation to the court room procedure, to how to protect yourself in your home.

Increase to Paducah Police/Firefighter Pension Pay-out Fails

Sep 3, 2014
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An ordinance to increase payment from the Paducah Police and Firefighters’ Pension Fund by 2 percent to retirees did not pass at Tuesday night’s City Commission meeting. The ordinance failed by a 2 to 2 vote with one commissioner not present.

 Commissioners Carol Gault and Richard Abraham voted to approve the increase. Abraham says Paducah’s police and firefighters are among the most deserving of increased support from the city’s budget.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation today released its first-ever study on the use of deadly force by the state’s law enforcement agencies while in the line of duty.  

Not to be confused with the Law Enforcement Officers Killed or Assaulted report, the new study examines the critical effects the use of deadly force has on the officer, the department and the community.  

Police escorted Funeral Processions in Clarksville will be noticeably shorter in the coming months due to a new regulation which limits the length of the police escorted procession to seven cars including the hearse. 

Local police are providing security for schools in the Paris Special School District while administrators review and update safety plans. PSSD Director Mike Brown says Paris Police and Henry County Sheriff officers will be in each of the three schools in the district.

Madisonville PD

Arrests in the city of Madisonville Kentucky are up 24 percent compared to last year. Police Chief Wade Williams credits increased patrols and the use of statistical analysis of crimes for the rise in arrests. 

Kentucky’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement effort resulted in 1,636 citations for drunken driving this year. The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety coordinated campaign with 200 state and local law enforcement agencies from August 17th to September 3rd. The federally funded effort also led to over 1,400 felony arrests and thirteen hundred 1,300 drug arrests. State Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock says the campaign is meant to educate the public on the dangers of impaired driving.

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