LMPD Chief Comments on Violence in Lousiville

posted by Hayley Hansen - 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Despite a rise in violent crime, LMPD's Chief says they will not revert to how things used to be. 

Speaking to the Metro Council Public Safety Committee, LMPD Chief Steve Conrad announced homicides are up 46 percent compared to this time last year. 

In an effort to curb that, Conrad says his team is targeting "Hot Spots", or areas where crime is more likely to happen, and has reorganized the Narcotics Division.

Conrad say that while violent crime is higher, he "wouldn't go backwards" on the steps LMPD is taking to stop crime. 

At the end of last year, Metro Council approved more than $6 million for anti-violence initiatives.

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