LMPD officers indicted in fraud scheme plead not guilty
Six LMPD officers indicted in a work fraud scheme pleaded not guilty in court on Monday. The officers were charged last week after a sweeping months long investigation. Prosecutors said these six officers were paid for private security jobs while still on the clock for their regular patrol shifts. That security company was created by one of the officers who officials said tried to destroy evidence when it appeared he'd been exposed. Michael Abernathy Jr., Dontae Booker, Cortez Ernest, Jackie Miller, Ashley Spratt and Roniqua Yocum are charged with theft and criminal syndication. Miller is also charged with tampering with evidence.
Judge rejects plea deal in LMPD Explorer sex abuse case , saying sentence 'not acceptable'. Shortly after rejecting one deal , a federal judge has accepted a new deal in a sex abuse case WLKY will have more on this story later Tuesday. READ MORE: After striking down first deal , judge
Former LMPD officer Kenneth Betts has been sentenced to 16 years in federal prison for his role in the Youth Explorer Program sex abuse case . Subscribe to
Shortly after rejecting one deal, a federal judge has accepted a new deal in a sex abuse case involving a former Louisville Metro officer.
Brandon Wood is one of two officers charged accused of sexually abusing minors while participating in LMPD's Youth Explorer Program.
Wood pleaded guilty to enticement earlier this year in exchange for five years behind bars. A federal a judge struck down his deal without explanation. A new deal was then presented and Wood was sentenced to 70 months in prison.
A week ago, a federal judge rejected a plea deal for the other officer accused in the scandal, Kenneth Betts. The judge said he found the deal too lenient.
Former Braddock police officer to face trial in fentanyl DUI
Blood taken from fired Braddock police Officer Renee Christine Jones may be the key evidence in a case in which she is accused of driving under the influence of fentanyl, which is slated for trial following a preliminary hearing Monday. Ms. Jones, 27, of Monroeville, submitted the blood in question on Jan. 24, after a UPMC police officer said that she "almost walked into a door" at UPMC McKeesport, where she arrived at 3 a.m. to take part in a shooting investigation. "She was very dazed and confused while she was at the hospital," Officer Jonathan Grabiak testified before District Judge Eugene Riazzi at his courtroom in McKeesport. "Her eyes were glassy. Her speech was slurred.
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Judge rejects plea deal in LMPD Explorer sex abuse case , saying sentence 'not acceptable'. Matthew Glowicki, Louisville Courier Journal Published 10 A federal judge rejected the plea deal of a former Louisville police officer charged in the Explorer program sex abuse scandal, saying the punishment
Both officers have also been charged in state court.
WLKY will have more on this story later Tuesday.
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Police: Teen shot, killed near basketball court in Victory Park.
The Louisville Metro Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting at Victory Park involving a teenager. The shooting was reported around 9:15 p.m. Monday at 22nd Street and Greenwood Avenue. Police said a victim who appeared to be in his late teens was shot multiple times near a basketball court. He was transported to University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. LMPD's Homicide Unit is investigating. There are no suspects at this time. Anyone with information is asked to call LMPD's anonymous tip line at 574-LMPD (5673). READ MORE:Police: Teen shot, killed near basketball court in Victory Park CHECK OUT WLKY:Live. Local. Late-Breaking.