Louisville SWAT condemned raid on Taylor’s home

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Members of the Louisville Metro Police SWAT unit condemned the planning and execution of the March raid on Breonna Taylor’s home, with one saying it was an “egregious act.” 

Lt. Dale Massey and other members of LMPD’s SWAT team told the Profession Integrity Unit in interviews after Taylor’s death the three officers involved violated a basis rule of policing — identifying your target and what’s in the background before you shoot.

Sgt. Brandon Hogan called that “basic academy stuff,” according to interviews obtained by The Louisville Courier Journal as part of LMPD’s investigative file.

Members of the highly trained team who responded to Taylor’s apartment after the fatal police shooting also told investigators SWAT didn’t know about the search of her residence, despite being briefed on other simultaneous warrants that night. 

In fact, according to the accounts given by four members of the SWAT response, the team

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French-inspired chateau in Louisville is energy efficient

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David Kaelin and his family were living in Norton Commons when they began thinking about finding a new place to call home.

“We were spending a lot of time on (the other side) of town,” he explained. “We were doing a lot of back and forth.”

He and his wife, Alena, decided to look for a piece of property to build a brand-new house for them and their six children.

“We wanted something inside the Gene Snyder and really couldn’t find anything,” David said. “We wound up, just happenstance, driving through here and saw a sign for sale. This was the sixth section of Pine Valley Estates, and the developers were selling it.”

Strategic spaces

David and Alena had built a house together before, so they were ready to tackle this new project, their forever home.

“This house was designed by

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Passing Game For Louisville Seeing Early Improvements

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Last season, there was very little that Louisville’s offense couldn’t do under first year head coach Scott Satterfield. The Cardinals sported top-30 rankings in both total offense (24th, 447.3 ypg.) & scoring offense (30th, 33.1 ppg.), and it was the primary catalyst for an 8-5 season after going 2-10 the year before.

As good as they were on that side of the ball, there was still plenty of room for improvement. Louisville boasted a good rushing attack led by Javian Hawkins & Hassan Hall en route to averaging 212.8 yards on the ground for 24th in FBS, but inconsistencies under center gave them only the 65th-ranked passing attack in the nation – averaging 234.6 yards through the air.

Through the first two games of the 2020 season, the Cardinals have taken significant strides in the passing game. Louisville’s 325 passing yards per game is good for eighth

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Louisville Sanctuary Bluffs house could be one couple’s forever home

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When Pam Orlando Zanni moved in 2015 to Louisville, she had no intention of staying in Kentucky.

“I had moved all over the country for work when I came to Louisville,” she said. “I didn’t anticipate staying here forever, but meeting (Mark Zanni) kind of changed everything.”

They met in January 2017, just as she was prepping for a new home build.

“I was getting ready to build another house (on my own) before I met him,” she said. “My parents had just moved from Chicago to Kentucky and my dad said, ‘You don’t want to build that house — this guy is sticking around.”

Her dad was right — the couple got engaged that April and were married by July.

Brand-new build

“We each had a home to sell (to) combine our lives together,” Orlando Zanni said. “He had a

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