Understaffed LMPD Homicide Unit Sees Caseload Grow


LOUISVILLE, Ky. - As violence continues to increase in Louisville, cases are piling up at Metro Police headquarters, leading to a heavy workload for officers.

The homicide unit is down six detectives, which leaves 19 to investigate the growing caseload.  

Out of 83 murders so far this year, at least 55 remain unsolved. At the current rate, the city is set to outpace last year's 173 homicides, which was the most ever in Louisville.

One unit is dedicated to being proactive and getting boots on the ground. The Community Engagement Unit is designed to build relationships and gather intelligence on crime in neighborhoods.