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Parents angered after they say children were targeted by protesters’ ‘vulgar’ insults

Parents angered after they say children were targeted by protesters’ ‘vulgar’ insults

Parents angered after they say children were targeted by protesters' 'vulgar' insults By LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - A group of parents are vowing not to come back to Louisville after they say a group of protesters harassed and screamed vulgarities at their children entering a cheerleading competition downtown. An LMPD video showed a group of protesters in front of the Kentucky International Convention Center Saturday afternoon. A woman with a megaphone can be heard telling the cheerleaders entering “The reason why you get to be here in these pretty little gorgeous outfits and your gorgeous...

Mar 8
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The Bail Project once paid $5,000 bond for suspect in wrong-way crash that killed high school cheerleader

The Bail Project once paid $5,000 bond for suspect in wrong-way crash that killed high school cheerleader

The Bail Project once paid $5,000 bond for suspect in wrong-way crash that killed high school cheerleader By LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - An organization familiar to WAVE 3 News viewers once posted a $5,000 bond for the man accused of crashing into and killing a high school cheerleader, WAVE 3 News Troubleshooters have learned. The Bail Project uses donations to bail people out of jail, and last month, it bailed out Michael Dewitt, who found himself in trouble yet again Monday. That’s when police said he drove a stolen car the wrong way down busy Dixie Highway when he crashed head-on into...

Mar 3
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Joshua Jaynes: Second Louisville police officer involved in Breonna Taylor investigation will be fired

Joshua Jaynes: Second Louisville police officer involved in Breonna Taylor investigation will be fired

By and LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - A second officer in the Breonna Taylor case is expected to be fired from the Louisville Metro Police Department, WAVE 3 News Troubleshooters have learned. Det. Joshua Jaynes learned of the department’s intention to terminate him Tuesday evening when he was served with a notice, sources confirmed. “Please be advised of my present intention to terminate your employment,” LMPD Interim Chief Yvette Gentry began her two-page letter to Jaynes on Tuesday. Gentry also wrote that Jaynes will have a chance to defend himself at a pre-termination hearing with her...

Dec 29
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Armed protester was once pardoned by governor, wasn’t allowed to have a gun

Armed protester was once pardoned by governor, wasn’t allowed to have a gun

By LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - A woman arrested during a protest for pointing a gun at a driver had been pardoned by former Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear in 2015, WAVE 3 News Troubleshooters have learned. Robin Ash, the woman arrested by the Louisville Metro Police Department and charged with wanton endangerment, criminal mischief and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, was previously charged with burglary in the third degree and unlawful taking over $500 but less than $10,000 according to state records. She served two years at the Bullitt County Detention Center, according to the...

September 21, 2020
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LMPD declares state of emergency ahead of Breonna Taylor decision

LMPD declares state of emergency ahead of Breonna Taylor decision

By LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - The Louisville Metro Police Department on Monday announced a state of emergency as it prepares for a grand jury decision in the Breonna Taylor case. WAVE 3 News obtained a memo sent by LMPD Interim Chief Rob Schroeder, addressed to all personnel, that read in part: “To ensure we have the appropriate level of staffing to provide for public safety services and our policing functions, effective immediately the LMPD will operate under the emergency staffing and reporting guidelines as outlined in the Standard Operating Procedures, Emergency Reponse Plan and...

September 21, 2020
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Shootout in busy part of Okolona on Outer Loop under investigation

Shootout in busy part of Okolona on Outer Loop under investigation

By LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Police are searching for two other cars after a shootout Sunday afternoon in a busy part of Outer Loop in Okolona. The shooting happened around 1:15 p.m. Sunday in the 4900 block of Outer Loop. That is near a shopping center with several restaurants like Chick Fil-A and Buffalo Wild Wings. It is also close to the Jefferson Mall . LMPD said between two and three vehicles started shooting between each other. Officers tracked down one of the vehicles and arrested one adult and two teenagers. Inside of the car they found drugs and multiple guns. One of the guns had...

September 20, 2020
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Parents angry over police shooting book taught at JCPS schools

Parents angry over police shooting book taught at JCPS schools

Parents angry over police shooting book taught at JCPS schools By LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - A book about a police shooting being taught at a JCPS school has ignited a backlash from a number of parents who say the book is inappropriate and hateful. The book is called “Something Happened in Our Town: A Child’s Story About Racial Injustice.” It’s written for children between the ages of 4 and 8, according to the publisher. It tells the story through the eyes of two children after an officer-involved shooting, and in the story, the children question their parents about why the shooting happened....

September 18, 2020
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New documents confirm city was working with LMPD on Elliott Avenue Project

New documents confirm city was working with LMPD on Elliott Avenue Project

New documents confirm city was working with LMPD on Elliott Avenue Project By LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - New documents obtained by WAVE 3 News Troubleshooters confirm the City’s Office of Community Development was working with LMPD on Elliott Avenue, the place where Breonna Taylor’s ex-boyfriend lived. The documents are part of a presentation expected to be given to Metro Council’s Government Accountability Committee. They are in response to the demands the council members made to Mayor Greg Fischer to release related information about the project. A recently amended lawsuit on Taylor’s...

July 14, 2020
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Breonna Taylor lawsuit amended, now places blame on Mayor Fischer for new development project

Breonna Taylor lawsuit amended, now places blame on Mayor Fischer for new development project

By LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - New information has surfaced in the Breonna Taylor case, claiming the city targeted her ex-boyfriend to bring in a new, large-scale development project. The lawsuit filed on Taylor’s behalf was amended Saturday, stating the investigation into Jamarcus Glover was initiated as a way for Mayor Greg Fischer to leave behind a “legacy” in Louisville’s west end. “Simply put, the Louisville mayor’s promise to leave an economic legacy in west Louisville before his term expires remains largely unfulfilled,” the lawsuit states. The lawsuit includes renderings of the project...

July 6, 2020
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Breonna Taylor lawsuit amended, now places blame on Mayor Fischer for new development project

Breonna Taylor lawsuit amended, now places blame on Mayor Fischer for new development project

By LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - New information has surfaced in the Breonna Taylor case, claiming the city targeted her ex-boyfriend to bring in a new, large-scale development project. The lawsuit filed on Taylor’s behalf was amended Saturday, stating the investigation into Jamarcus Glover was initiated as a way for Mayor Greg Fischer to leave behind a “legacy” in Louisville’s west end. “Simply put, the Louisville mayor’s promise to leave an economic legacy in west Louisville before his term expires remains largely unfulfilled,” the lawsuit states. The lawsuit includes renderings of the project...

July 6, 2020
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