LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A jury has ruled in favor of a Louisville Metro Police officer who filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the city.
Lt. Jimmy Harper claimed he was demoted in retaliation for his criticism of Chief Steve Conrad's department policies.
The jury awarded Harper $300,000 in compensatory damages. But $0 in punitive damages. Harper was seeking more than $6 million in the suit.
Conrad argued Harper's demotion was part of a reorganization needed to combat crime. The chief called the verdict "disappointing," and said he will not apologize for his actions.