Jury Favors Officer in Whistleblower Suit

posted by NewsRadio 840 WHAS - 

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.

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