Posted by Mike Dever - email
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - An LMPD officer was terminated this week after she violated several department procedures.
LMPD Police Chief Robert White sent Officer Queen Ca'Mel a termination letter on May 17 following an investigation by the Louisville Metro Police Department's Professional Standards Unit.
Among the citations listed in the letter, Ca'mel did not report an accident she had when exiting the FOP parking lot at Eighth and Liberty on Dec. 20, 2010. The accident caused damage to a police equipment.
White also referred to an incident at the Waterfront on Feb. 11, saying Ca'mel she improperly arrested and charged a woman for operating on a suspended license and no insurance without seeing her driving a vehicle.
"Your lack of competence in many areas required to be a police officer jeopardizes your safety as well as officers and our community," White wrote. "I simply cannot in good conscience allow you to remain a police officer after considering your misconduct and your failure to grasp the essential responsibilities of your job."
White went on to cite seven other instances of conduct unbecoming an officer that date back to her days in LMPD recruit class.
LMPD spokeswoman Alicia Smiley says Ca'mel had been placed on administrative duties while her performance was being reviewed in the days leading up to her dismissal.