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Recent articles by Tessa:

Louisville Metro Council questions whether its votes contributed to rising gun violence

Metro Council members reflected on how their past votes during a tough budget year may have contributed to the situation facing Louisville today. → Read More

LMPD chief doubles down on her call for police officers in Jefferson County schools

After a bus stop shooting killed one teen and injured two more, LMPD Chief Erika Shields said JCPS needs police in schools. She's not backing down. → Read More

Breonna Taylor shooting: Judge rules on ex-cop Brett Hankison's request to get his bond back

Brett Hankison's attorney said the ex-detective has been unable to find work and needs the bond money for expenses with his trial date months away. → Read More

Ex-Louisville cop fired for lying on Breonna Taylor search warrant sues to get rehired

Thomas Clay, Joshua Jaynes' attorney, promised in June to take the matter to court, the next step in the appeals process. On Friday, they filed suit. → Read More

Investigation launched into 2nd prisoner death at Indiana jail where Ta'Neasha Chappell died

Joshua McLemore died just two days after being released from the Jackson County Jail. Records show he was unable to sign his own bond release form. → Read More

Who was Brandon Shirley, the Jefferson County deputy shot and killed in Louisville?

Deputy Brandon Shirley, 26, of Louisville, was working an off-duty security job in Shively early Thursday morning when he was fatally shot. → Read More

Breonna Taylor shooting: Ex-cop Brett Hankison seeks lower bond over money problems

Attorney Stew Mathews wrote in a motion filed Tuesday that Hankison has been "unable to find gainful employment." → Read More

Charges dismissed against arrested protester punched by LMPD officer on video

Court records show both counts stemming from the April 18 arrest of Denorver "Dee" Garrett were dismissed July 21. → Read More

Jail where Ta'Naesha Chappell was held before dying was squalid and racist, lawyers say

An independent exam will be done to determine why Louisville woman Ta'Naesha Chappell died after being held in an Indiana jail, a lawyer says → Read More

Ta'Neasha Chappell's family hires Breonna Taylor's legal team after her Indiana jail death

The family of Ta'Neasha Chappell, a Louisville woman who died in Jackson County jail, will be represented by Sam Aguiar, Ben Crump and Lonita Baker → Read More

Joshua Jaynes can't have LMPD job back after lying on Breonna Taylor warrant, board rules

Joshua Jaynes' termination should be upheld, the Louisville Metro Police Merit Board ruled unanimously Wednesday. → Read More

'You can't cheat': Ex-chief stands firm on firing cop who took out Breonna Taylor warrant

Joshua Jaynes was fired for swearing to untruthful information to obtain the search warrant officers used for Breonna Taylor's apartment. → Read More

Louisville Metro Police moves to fire officer charged with hitting kneeling protester

Officer Cory Evans was served with pretermination paperwork on Thursday, the department said. → Read More

LMPD officer federally charged for using riot stick to hit kneeling protester

Cory P. Evans is accused in court records of violating the protester's constitutional rights on May 31, 2020. → Read More

Louisville, family remember Breonna Taylor on slain ER tech's 28th birthday

"Praise in the Park" honored slain ER tech Breonna Taylor on what would have been her 28th birthday Saturday. → Read More

Did he lie or didn't he? Ex-cop who got Breonna Taylor warrant fights for his job back

Fired detective Joshua Jaynes says the affidavit information he provided was accurate and he shouldn't have lost his job. Now he wants back pay. → Read More

Live updates: Ex-Louisville cop who got Breonna Taylor warrant makes case to win job back

Joshua Jaynes, as a Louisville police detective, secured the search warrant for Breonna Taylor's apartment the night she was killed. → Read More

Louisville police officer shot in Breonna Taylor raid retires from LMPD

Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly joined LMPD in 2000. With more than 20 years as a cop, Mattingly can retire with a full pension. → Read More

Kentucky warrant task force created after Breonna Taylor's death finally meets

The group will focus on the processes of securing, reviewing and serving warrants and aims to make recommendations for changes by the end of the year. → Read More

Ex-police chief on Breonna Taylor case discipline: 'I did what I knew to be right'

"I still believe in my soul Breonna Taylor should be alive," former interim police chief Yvette Gentry said. → Read More