Body cams coming to Drakesboro?
Muhlenberg Sheriff’s Office may require body cams on officers
GREENVILLE, Ky. — Body cameras have been all the talk since the August 9, 2014 murder of Michael Brown by Ferguson (Mo.) Police Office Deputy Darren Wilson.
That talk ramped up even more when Walter Scott was murdered by former North Charleston Police Office Deputy Michael Slager a few weeks ago.
Now, Muhlenberg County could be the first county in the Commonwealth of Kentucky to require body cams on their officers.
The Muhlenberg County Sheriff’s Office is one of several law enforcement offices in western Kentucky looking to purchase body-cams.
Sheriff Curtis McGehee says body cameras are a good tool for police organizations because they protect both the officers and citizens.
He believes body cameras would be positive for his officers too.
“We want to maintain the highest level of safety for the community and our officers and we feel like body cameras could be beneficial to us, should a critical incident occur,” McGehee told WFIE.
Right now, Sheriff McGehee says the Central City Police Office is the only police organization in the county to have body cameras.
Sheriff McGehee is trying to weigh the pros and cons, saying the only negative is the high cost to purchase the equipment.
He says right now, the cameras would only be used for officers on patrol both on foot and by car.
Again, he says they’re still mulling over the decision.
NoKy man attempts to abduct ten-year-old girl
EDGEWOOD, Ky. — The Edgewood Police Office is among numerous agencies big and small looking for an alleged child abductor.
Edgewood deputies said they’re still searching for the suspect’s white panel van. Tips from the community, some of them promising, have deluged the police office.
A ten-year-old girl told deputies she was near two schools on ROUNDHILL CT, Saint Pius and R.C. Hinsdale, around 17:00 on April 20 when the van deputies are currently looking for suddenly appeared with a man behind the wheel.
He lied to the child, telling her that her mother was hurt, trying to coax her into the van.
When that didn’t work, he then told her another lie: this one about her father.
At that point, the victim called the EPO and the suspect fled.
The incident is especially troubling because the EPO noted it’s similar to an incident reported on the week of April 15 in neighboring Grant County.
A girl in that case described the van as a square-bodied, white panel or work van.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Edgewood Police Office through the Kenton County emergency communication center.
Men arrested for kiddie pornography possession
FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky State Police have arrested two men for possessing and distributing kiddie pornography.
Late last month, the Louisville (Ky.) Police Office went to a residence after complaints of marijuana. They obtained a search warrant.
Afterwards, they called in the Kentucky State Police for another investigation. Troopers then went undercover to obtain sexually explicit and exploitative images and video of children from the residence of where marijuana was alleged to have been cultivated and grown.
The troopers found PNGs and MP4s of children engaged in explicit acts.
The suspect, Gemini Jay Wink, 41, was spotted by Kentucky troopers in the driveway with several electronic cigarettes, and they said he was vaping marijuana oil. A large amount of ground marijuana and drug paraphernalia was also found inside his home.
One day later, Kentucky troopers did another undercover investigation.
In this investigation, troopers found an Oldman County man sharing PNG and MP4 images of prepubescent children who were engaged in explicit acts. They decided to obtain the images.
The internet protocol address was traced back to Matthew W. Browning, 32.
Mr. Wink was arrested and charged with three charges related to child pornography along with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Mr. Browning was arrested and charged with five counts of distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.
Each charge against each man carries a 12 to 60 month jail term.
Bond for Mr. Wink has been set at $10,000 cash. He will be back in court on May 11.
Mr. Browning was booked into the Oldham County Jail. Jail officials said he was released later the same day after posting $2,500 bond.