FEB
05

State police deny allegations in whistleblower lawsuit

The troopers contend evidence was stolen by a KSP sergeant for "personal gain and to benefit his family members." February 1, 2020 The Kentucky State Police deny any wrongdoing in response to a civil lawsuit filed by three current and former Kentucky State Police Post 4 employees, who claim other employees stole evidence and they faced retaliation ...
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DEC
13

Kentucky State Police troopers claim fellow officers stole evidence

The only stolen evidence specifically identified in the suit are three pairs of Eddie Bauer shoes. December 12, 2019 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Three Kentucky State Police commanding officers have filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the state and department, claiming they were retaliated against for reporting that troopers were stealing evidence se...
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OCT
26

Former Bella Vista Officer Sentenced For Drug Thefts


Roberts, who was given access to the evidence room in 2015, said he had an addiction and began taking pills from the narcotics room because he liked the way they made him feel. October 23, 2018 BENTONVILLE (KFSM) — A former Bella Vista police officer was sentenced Tuesday (Oct. 23) to 60 days in jail and six years probation for stealing prescriptio...
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JUL
19

COLD CASE: Man charged with 1983 rape; victim now 88


Prosecutors say justice will finally be served against a man who raped a woman, more than 30 years after the crime. July 18, 2018 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Testing of a backlogged rape kit resulted in an indictment more than 30 years after police say a man raped a woman in Louisville. According to a news release, Henry Crawford, age 54, was in his 2...
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JUN
25

Owner found for prosthetic leg found in the LMPD property room


Louisville Metro Police thanked social media for finding Mr. Frederick Owens. Enter Article DATE HERE LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The owner of a camouflage prosthetic leg found by police has been found. Louisville Metro Police thanked social media for finding Mr. Frederick "Fred" Owens. The Indian Creek Health and Rehab director Chris Allen reac...
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JUN
06

Indictments accuse Scott County coroner, state trooper, retired officer of multiple crimes

More than $40,000 in ammunition had been unlawfully removed from the KSP Supply Branch June 7, 2018 The Scott County coroner, a Kentucky State Police trooper and retired state police colonel were indicted Thursday on charges involving the theft of $40,000 worth of ammunition and weapons. A grand jury indicted Coroner John Goble on multiple charges ...
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MAY
19

Gun meant as evidence in criminal trial and sold at KSP auction now at center of police debate

A real life "who done it" is swirling around Louisville's police agencies after a gun meant for a criminal trial was sold at a state auction in error. May 19, 2018 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A real life "who done it" is swirling around Louisville's police agencies after a gun meant for a criminal trial was sold at a state auction in error. The Louis...
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APR
13

Sheriff improves evidence room tracking

The system the sheriff's department is now using is called "evidence tracker" and it is provided by Progressive Microtechnology, Inc. (PMI); a company that designs custom inventory and asset management systems that incorporate barcoding for use by police departments to help keep track of evidence. Enter Article DATE HERE Logan County Sheriff W...
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MAR
21

Louisville to pay $7.5M to Kerry Porter for wrongful conviction and 11 years in prison

Commonwealth's Attorney Dave Stengel dropped the case against Porter, citing Cunningham's statement and DNA on the duct tape that belonged to someone other than Porter who couldn't be identified. Porter, who was serving a 60-year sentence, was freed. March 21, 2018 Kerry Porter, who will receive $7.5 million in compensation from the city of Louisvi...
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OCT
03

Former Morganfield Police Chief Sentenced

Craig Bolds was sentenced to three years in prison for abuse of public trust and theft. October 3, 2017 The former chief of the Morganfield Police Department in Union County is sentenced after admitting to stealing evidence. Craig Bolds was sentenced to three years in prison for abuse of public trust and theft. Bolds was charged for taking money an...
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JUL
24

Testing old rape kits leads to first indictment in Louisville

The testing has led to 110 matches to national or state DNA databases, possibly providing police new leads in old cases. But the matches were not necessarily linked to known people July 23, 2027 A convicted rapist on the state's lifetime sex offender registry is the first person to be indicted as part of the statewide push to test old rape kits. Th...
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APR
16

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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MAR
24

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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MAR
07

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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JAN
21

Pipe bursts in evidence room at LMPD HQ

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DEC
22

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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DEC
08

Former Morganfield Police Chief Arrested

Bolds was arrested and charged with abuse of public trust, December 8, 2017 The former Chief of Police for the Morganfield Police Department has been arrested. In July 2016, Kentucky State Police received a complaint of possible theft from the Morganfield Police Department in Union County. At the time of the theft, authorities say Craig Bolds was t...
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NOV
16

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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NOV
11

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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OCT
13

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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AUG
24

Detective testifies about when police discovered evidence was missing


Two notebooks full of evidence Brennan collected during that investigation have gone missing. August 24, 2016 SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - New information came out during a court hearing on Wednesday about missing evidence in a Scott County murder case. Former Kentucky State Police detective Jason Lovins took the stand and testified about the weeks f...
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MAR
21

Police officer accused of stealing from department pleads not guilty

WLKY Louisville, wlky.comSimpsonville, KYThe police officer accused of stealing evidence from his own department found himself before a judge Tuesday.Terry Putnam was arraigned Monday on charges including theft by unlawful taking over $10,000 and tampering with physical evid...
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MAR
14

Simpsonville officer indicted in $30,000 evidence-locker theft

Lexington Herald-Leader, kentucky.comBYLINE: Michael McKay, , KYTerry PutnamA Shelby County grand jury has indicted a Simpsonville police officer accused of breaking into the department’s evidence lockers and taking narcotics, handguns and...
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JAN
07

Simpsonville police officer arrested for burglary

An investigation is underway into a breakin at the Simpsonville Police Department in which $30,000 was stolen in addition to guns and drugs.
The Sentinel-News, sentinelnews.comBYLINE: Lisa KingPutnam, KYPutnam charged with break-in at Simpsonville P.D.Terry PutnamTwo months after the Simpsonville Police Department was burglarized, and robbed of thousands of dollars, plus guns and drugs, one of the department’s ow...
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NOV
22

Former LMPD recruit accused of theft


WorldNow and WDRB, wdrb.comClick HERE to view the indictmentsLouisville, KYTroy Hilpp, former LMPD recruitLOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB Fox 41) -- A man who wanted to be a Louisville Metro Police Officer has been accused of stealing from the police department.33-year-old Troy Hilpp ...
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JUN
11

Officers testify Day moved evidence-room camera,

Georgetown News-Graphic, news-graphic.comBYLINE: Dan Adkins Georgetown News-GraphicScott County, KYadmitted stealing narcoticsDay in court: Former Scott County Sheriff's Deputy Jeremy Day leaves the courtroom following a hearing. Dan Adkins - News-GraphicVideo images capture...
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FEB
28

Ex-director of drug task force admits to theft of public funds, attorney's office says

Scripps Media, WCPO 9 Cincinnati, wcpo.comBYLINE: Maxim Alter KentuckyCOVINGTON, Ky. -- The former executive director of a federally funded Northern Kentucky drug task force admitted Friday he stole public funds, authorities said.Timothy George Feg...
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DEC
06

Indictment alleges $98,000 of stolen public money

The Ledger Independent, maysville-online.comBYLINE: MARLA TONCRAY , KYMARLA TONCRAYThe former executive director of the Buffalo Trace/Gateway Narcotics Task Force will appear in federal court on Dec. 19 to faces charges he stole $98,000 of publi...
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MAR
09

Accused Former Whitley County Sheriff May Face More Charges

LEX18.com, lex18.comLink to ArticleLink to VideoWhitley County, KYThere's already been a lot of speculation that the former Whitley County sheriff had something to do with missing guns from the department. After a lengthy investigation, it appears federal authorities have pr...
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NOV
23

Former LMPD recruit accused of theft

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WDRB Fox 41, fox41.comLink to ArticleLouisville, KYTroy Hilpp, former LMPD recruitLMPD Property RoomLOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB Fox 41) -- A man who wanted to be a Louisville Metro Police Officer has been accused of stealing from the police department.33-year-old Troy Hilpp has be...
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NOV
09

Grand jury indicts Whitley Sheriff Lawrence Hodge on 21 felonies

www.kentucky.comBy Bill Estep - to ArticleWhitley County, KYLawrence HodgeGrand jury cites theft of money, gunsWhitley County Sheriff Lawrence Hodge has stolen hundreds of thousands of dollars in public money during his two terms in office, a loc...
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OCT
05

Inmates get 90 days in isolation over contraband

Harlan Daily Enterprise, Ky., STATE AND REGIONAL NEWSBYLINE: Debbie Caldwell The Harlan Daily EnterpriseHarlan County, KYOct. 05--Warrants have been issued on 11 inmates at the Harlan County Detention Center for a charge of promoting contraband after they allegedly took pres...
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MAY
04

Arrest Made In 30-Year-Old Cold Case

www.wlky.comLink to ArticleOne VideoLouisville, KYPrison Inmate Accused Of 1980 Rape Of Louisville WomanLOUISVILLE, Ky. -- After nearly three decades, the brutal raping and sodomizing of a woman in downtown Louisville may have finally been solved.Metro police said they've ma...
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FEB
10

DNA match leads to arrest in slaying

The Miami Herald, miamiherald.comBy DON PERRYMAN, The MessengerMadisonville, KYMADISONVILLE, Ky. -- The last time Woody Morris talked to his wife, Joy, was on Halloween night in October 2002.The couple operated a vehicle escort business, and she had made the long haul to Wes...
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DEC
30

Newspaper, Kentucky sheriff at odds over guns

The Times-Tribune, http://www.thetimestribune.com, The Associated Press State & Local WireWhitley County, KYA southeastern Kentucky sheriff's office says a break-in at the department has prevented it from responding to an open records request from a newspaper about how the a...
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DEC
23

Items taken from sheriff’s office remain uncertain

www.thetimestribune.comBYLINE: Samantha Swindler / Managing EditorLink to ArticleWhitley County/Corbin, KYKSP requesting surveillance from nearby businessesKentucky State Police continue their investigation of a break-in at the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department early Monda...
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NOV
05

Up in smoke: W'burg officers set fire to controlled substances and drug paraphernalia seized in drug-related arrests

The Times-Tribune (Corbin, Kentucky)Distributed by McClatchy-Tribune Business NewsBYLINE: Adam S. Sulfridge, The Times-Tribune, Corbin, Ky.Williamsburg, KYNov. 5 -- In the same location that Williamsburg officers publicly crushed over 5,000 cans of beer seized during bootleg...
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JAN
04

State police review loss of money: More than $6,000 found on body of homicide victim missing in Fulton

The Paducah Sun (Kentucky)BYLINE: Shelley Byrne, The Paducah Sun, Ky.Fulton, KYJan. 4 -- FULTON, Ky. -- State police have been conducting interviews in connection with more than $6,000 missing for months from the Fulton Police Department evidence locker.No charges have been ...
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