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forbrent.com Ending Comments and Registration Brent Ackerson's 2018 campaign has concluded and he won't have another election for two years. I hate to lose the effort of everyone so I will keep the site up till he makes a decision closer to 2020 about his plans. In the meantime there will likely no longer be … Continue reading forbrent.com Ends Comments and Registration

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Brent Ackerson debates Mike O’Connell in Jefferson County Attorney Race

Watch this debate and make an informed decision May 22, 2018. The Louisville Forum hosted a debate between Brent Ackerson and Mike O'Connell. The debate for Jefferson County Attorney touches on several key issues such as drug policy, jail over-crowding, the sexual abuse lawsuit brought by minors in the Explorer program and restorative justice. Each … Continue reading Brent Ackerson debates Mike O’Connell in Jefferson County Attorney Race

Volunteers Needed

Our community has just a little over a month before until the election. May 22 2018 Louisville voters will decide between two very different criminal justice visions. Watch the debate video and decide for yourself which candidate you trust with our future. We encourage anyone wanting to help elect Brent Ackerson to volunteer. Your effort … Continue reading Volunteers Needed

Courier-Journal: County attorney accused of ‘political stunt,’ he says 2 councilmen are breaking the law

Phillip M. Bailey, Louisville Courier JournalPublished 11:08 a.m. ET Feb. 16, 2018 | Updated 4:52 p.m. ET Feb. 16, 2018   (Photo: Courier-Journal) CONNECTTWEETLINKEDIN 3COMMENTEMAILMORE Correction: A previous version of this story misstated the percentage fee Councilman Brent Ackerson said he took for the EMT case. This has been fixed. Jefferson County Attorney Mike O'Connell is once … Continue reading Courier-Journal: County attorney accused of ‘political stunt,’ he says 2 councilmen are breaking the law

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Fired prosecutor sues former boss

source: https://www.lmpd.com/news/story.php?sid=735 Glenda Bradshaw, the former head of criminal prosecutions for the Jefferson County attorney's office, filed a wrongful termination lawsuit Monday against her former boss, alleging that he created a hostile work environment, discriminated against her because of her sex and retaliated against her for actions she took. Bradshaw also charges in her suit, filed … Continue reading Fired prosecutor sues former boss

O’Connell reverses stance on naming plaintiffs in police sex-abuse case

Andrew Wolfson and Phillip M. Bailey, The Courier-JournalPublished 9:00 a.m. ET March 30, 2017 | Updated 8:23 p.m. ET March 30, 2017 After initially saying Thursday that former Explorer Scouts who allege abuse in the police youth program should not be allowed to remain anonymous, County Attorney Mike O'Connell backtracked later in the day, issuing a statement … Continue reading O’Connell reverses stance on naming plaintiffs in police sex-abuse case

Brent Ackerson Social Media Sites

The campaign has launched Brent Ackerson social media sites to provide a wider audience with information. Tumblr: https://brentackersonforjca.tumblr.com/  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVmrniKsYYeWBh8YSgb016Q  We continue to utilize the campaign's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/AckersonForCountyAttorney/  These resources will primarily rebroadcast updates made through the campaign sites and Facebook pages.

Kentucky Judge Says Attorney’s Traffic School Can’t Dismiss 2,300 Cases

October 2, 2015   A Kentucky district court judge is challenging a county attorney’s revenue-generating traffic school in the state. Kentucky news outlets report Judge Sean Delahanty is opposed to the operation of Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell’s traffic school which allows Louisville traffic violators to get their cases dismissed without having to pay court … Continue reading Kentucky Judge Says Attorney’s Traffic School Can’t Dismiss 2,300 Cases

Democrats Mike O’Connell and Karen Faulkner Lash Out in Jefferson County Attorney Race Debate

By Jacob Ryan March 28, 2014 Louisville attorney Karen Faulkner is questioning the policies of current Jefferson County attorney, Mike O’Connell. Faulkner criticized O’Connell during a debate on Friday hosted by the Louisville Bar Association.  The two are opponents in the May primary. Faulkner said O’Connell has displayed unethical behavior, making him unfit to serve the people … Continue reading Democrats Mike O’Connell and Karen Faulkner Lash Out in Jefferson County Attorney Race Debate

Louisville Corruption Review focuses on O’Connell

https://louisvillecorruptionreview.org/  Lawsuit filed against County Attorney Mike O'Connell LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – A Louisville man has sued County Attorney Mike O’Connell asking for a refund from a traffic program run by the county attorney’s office which was last week declared by a judge to be unconstitutional.  "...O'Connell kept track of who did or did not contribute … Continue reading Louisville Corruption Review focuses on O’Connell

Mike O’Connell, Jefferson County Attorney, and the Price of “Loyalty”.

by Michael Stevens “It is money, money, money! Not ideas, not principles, but money that reigns supreme in American politics.” Robert C. Byrd A recent op-ed from the Courier-Journal discussed how elected government officials in Jefferson County have expected their employees to contribute financially to their re-election coffers. For example, the Jefferson County Attorney’s office … Continue reading Mike O’Connell, Jefferson County Attorney, and the Price of “Loyalty”.

Elections: Jefferson County Attorney Race; from Courier Journal “O’Connell and Faulkner spar in County Attorney debate”

Story from the Courier Journal. O’Connell and Faulkner spar in County Attorney debate Patrick T. Sullivan, The Courier-Journal Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell and democratic challenger Karen Faulkner sparred on a variety of issues, including experience, assistant county attorneys running for judge and juvenile justice reform, as part of the Louisville Bar Association’s democratic nominee … Continue reading Elections: Jefferson County Attorney Race; from Courier Journal “O’Connell and Faulkner spar in County Attorney debate”

Drug court judge seeks emergency fund for participants in treatment program

By JOE SONKA | July 13, 2017 9:26 am JOE@INSIDERLOUISVILLE.COM District Court Judge Stephanie Pearce BurkeDistrict Court Judge Stephanie Pearce Burke says her speciality drug court in Jefferson County designed to steer criminal defendants toward addiction treatment instead of jail is producing good results, but it’s only at half-capacity and in need of discretionary funds to help participants … Continue reading Drug court judge seeks emergency fund for participants in treatment program

Attorneys on Louisville Metro Council Have Taken Double Oaths

Three Metro Council members have taken sworn oaths nearly identical to the one Democrat David James is being scrutinized about as a University of Louisville police officer. James has sworn to the Kentucky Constitution as a council member and as a major with the campus police department, which both include saying he has not “fought … Continue reading Attorneys on Louisville Metro Council Have Taken Double Oaths