Louisville Metro Police Department

Michelle Hanks

In late July, as protesters demanded more transparency and accountability in the wake of police shootings, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer made a big announcement: going forward, the Louisville Metro Police Department would no longer investigate itself when an officer shoots someone.

Travis Nagdy, Committed Louisville Protester, Killed at 21

Nov 23, 2020
J. Tyler Franklin / WFPL

Family members and activists in Louisville’s protest community have identified Travis Nagdy, 21, as the man killed early Monday on Crittenden Drive.


A Louisville Metro Police officer shot and killed a man Sunday during a traffic stop on a stolen car in Portland, interim chief Yvette Gentry said early Monday morning.

LMPD via Facebook

A third Kentucky police officer who was involved with a now-defunct youth mentoring program has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a juvenile female in the group. 

Kyeland Jackson

A federal grand jury indicted another officer connected with the Louisville Metro Police Department’s Explorer sexual abuse scandal.

Travis Ragsdale

The Louisville Metro Police Department is using a new search warrant form that provides a designated space for judges to print their name, a change that follows scrutiny of illegible signatures on its warrants.

Brett Hankison, Former LMPD Chief Sued Over Sexual Assault Allegations

Nov 11, 2020
Laura Ellis

A lawsuit filed Tuesday accuses former Louisville Metro Police Detective Brett Hankison of violent sexual assault, and claims the department knew about his behavior and did nothing to prevent it.

Jess Clark / WFPL

Dozens of protesters gathered in front of Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s house Saturday night in suburban Louisville. They were calling on Cameron to resign over his decision not to recommend any charges for the death of Breonna Taylor. Police in riot gear confronted protesters, but there were no arrests.


Protesters at Jefferson Square Park say gunfire was directed at their gathering Saturday evening. Witnesses described a car containing white men and adorned with a large Trump 2020 flag circling the square before at least one of the men shot several rounds into the air. 

The attorney for Brett Hankison had one request during his arraignment in a Jefferson Circuit Court earlier this month: that his client, who is charged with three felony counts of first degree wanton endangerment, could keep his guns.