Police begin reopening rape cases as Kentucky tests old DNA evidence


Kentucky has shipped 3,173 untested rape kits to a private laboratory in Utah for forensic analysis, to determine if DNA evidence can be retrieved. April 15, 2017 Kentucky prosecutors must prepare for a wave of newly reopened sexual assault cases as several thousand previously untested sexual assault evidence kits — some dating back to the 1970s — ...
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Kentucky State Police Lab becoming training ground for other state labs because of low pay, lab director says


Analysts in Kentucky are now ranked as the lowest paid in the entire United States, and KSP Forensic Laboratory System Director Laura Sudkamp told Pure Politics she is the lowest paid director in the nation, "by a long shot." March 23, 2017 Editor's note: This is part two in a two-part series on Kentucky's attempts to clear the backlog of untested ...
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Former Simpsonville police officer gets 12 years for P.D. robbery


Arrested Jan. 7, 2016, in connection with the November 2015 burglary of thousands of dollars as well as guns and drugs from the Simpsonville Police Department, March 6, 2017 Terry Putnam was sentenced Monday to 12 years in prison for a 2015 robbery at the Simpsonville Police Department Putnam, the Simpsonville Police officer arrested Jan. 7, 2016, ...
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Pipe bursts in evidence room at LMPD HQ

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Former Louisville Metro Police Department Detective guilty of theft from interstate shipment


Willett admitted to stealing cash from a United Parcel Services (UPS) shipping sorting facility in Louisville, while working as a drug interdiction task force officer. ​ December 22, 2016 United States Attorney John E. Kuhn Jr. on Wednesday announced the guilty plea of a former Louisville Metro Police Department detective, in United States District...
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Cold case murder, sex crime solved


Louisville Metro police solve two cold cases -- a murder and a sex crime -- thanks to DNA evidence. Police credit a cold case grant from the federal government for helping them solve both crimes. November 16, 2016 Louisville Metro police solve two cold cases -- a murder and a sex crime -- thanks to DNA evidence. Police credit a cold case grant from...
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Suspect in Jessamine Co. murder wants case dismissed over missing evidence


David Peel's attorneys have filed a motion to dismiss the charges against him because they say a significant portion of the investigation file is missing Enter Article DATE HERE JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - A man charged with a high-profile Jessamine County murder is hoping to have the case against him dismissed. Police arrested David Peel a...
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State police crime lab loses evidence in Laynee Wallace murder investigation


Less than a month after being sent for analysis, the T-shirt went missing and is not likely to be recovered. Oct 13, 2016 GLASGOW — In early April of this year, an infant-size blue T-shirt linked to a murder investigation was sent to the Kentucky State Police Central Lab in Frankfort for forensic analysis, about seven months after the murder suspec...
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