Yearly Archives: 2017

Gov. Bevin appoints Commonwealth’s Attorney for the 55th judicial circuit

From the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney. Please see our Media Releases page at louisvilleprosecutor.com/media-releases for more details and archives.

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OFFICE OF THE COMMONWEALTH’S ATTORNEY
COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
30th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
THOMAS B. WINE, COMMONWEALTH’S ATTORNEY

Media Release: November 22, 2017

Attention: Assignment Editor
Director of Communications:  Jeff Cooke
Office:                 (502) 595-2340 Ext. 3027
Cell / Text:        (502) 262-5809
E-mail:               jcooke@louisvilleprosecutor.com

Gov. Bevin appoints Commonwealth’s Attorney for the 55th judicial circuit

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 21) – Gov. Matt Bevin today appointed Shelly L. Alvey, of Lebanon Junction, Ky., as the Commonwealth’s Attorney for the 55th Judicial Circuit of Kentucky.

“I sincerely thank Governor Matt Bevin and his administration for bestowing this responsibility and allowing me to serve and protect the citizens of this great commonwealth,” said Alvey. “My commitment is to aggressively protect every member of our community just as I would a member of my family. I am honored to serve the citizens of Bullitt County and will strive to do justice in every case.”

Alvey served as Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in Jefferson County from 2002 to 2005 and 2014 to 2017. Most recently, she was assigned to the Violent Crime Unit, where she prosecuted career criminals and gang-related offenses. From 2011-2014, Alvey served as the First Assistant Bullitt County Attorney during which time she prosecuted parents accused of child abuse and supervised the team of prosecutors who prosecuted impaired drivers.

Alvey is a native of Breathitt County. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Morehead State University and her law degree from the University of Louisville. Alvey moved to Bullitt County in 2006 and resides there with her husband Shayne and their two children.

Alvey shall serve until the position is filled in accordance with the results of the Nov. 2018 midterm election, pursuant to the provisions of Sec. 152 of the Kentucky Constitution.

Tom Wine to seek re-election as Commonwealth’s Attorney

From the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney. Please see our Media Releases page at louisvilleprosecutor.com/media-releases for more details and archives.

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OFFICE OF THE COMMONWEALTH’S ATTORNEY
COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
30th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
THOMAS B. WINE, COMMONWEALTH’S ATTORNEY

Media Release: November 8, 2017

Tom Wine to seek re-election as Commonwealth’s Attorney

LOUISVILLE, KY —  This afternoon Tom Wine formally filed for re-election as the Commonwealth’s Attorney for Jefferson County.  Wine, a Democrat, has filed in the Democratic primary election for this office which will be held in May 2018.  The general election will be held in November 2018.  Wine was first elected as Commonwealth’s Attorney in 2012.

After filing his papers, Wine stated: “The past five years have been both challenging and rewarding.  My decision to resign from the Kentucky Court of Appeals in January 2012 to seek the position of Jefferson County’s top felony prosecutor was not an easy one.  While I greatly respect the hard work of our trial and appellate judges, it was my love of advocacy that motivated me to re-enter the arena of trial work.  Today that desire to serve the public as a prosecutor still drives me.  It has been an honor to work to protect the citizens of our community and I look forward to being able to do so for another six years.”

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The Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office occupies a critical position in the criminal justice system. Commonly referred to as the District Attorney in most states, the Commonwealth’s Attorney must focus the power of the state on those who defy its laws. As legal representative for the people, the Commonwealth’s Attorney has the duty to seek justice for all. Visit www.louisvilleprosecutor.com for more information.


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Tom Wine appointed to serve on Fight Crime: Invest in Kids National Leadership Council!

In the early 1990s, crime was at a historic high. The “tough on crime” movement rose in response, and the nation saw expanded mandatory minimums, three-strikes, and zero-tolerance laws. Youth were a particular focus, with gang violence plaguing most major cities.

It was in the wake of these troubling trends that a small team of influential law enforcement leaders questioned how to prevent crime in the first place.

This group included current and former NYPD commissioners, Elliot Richardson (U.S. Attorney General under President Nixon and Ford) and other concerned police chiefs, sheriffs, district attorneys, and crime survivors from around the country. In 1996, they launched Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, a national group of law enforcement leaders who would work to prevent crime by helping at-risk children succeed in life.

Fight Crime: Invest in Kids’ members and staff realized that law enforcement wasn’t the only sector affected by young people’s trajectories in life. In 2006, they formed the nonpartisan nonprofit Council for a Strong America in order to create a launching pad for other organizations of American leaders who care about the next generation’s ability to become productive members of society.

Earlier this year Tom Wine was asked to serve on the Fight Crime: Invest in Kids National Leadership Council! The National Leadership Council is comprised of some of our country’s most engaged members, including chiefs of police, sheriffs, prosecutors and crime survivors.

A selection from the 24-member council

The National Leadership Council will urge other law enforcement leaders to join the organization; provide feedback as Fight Crime: Invest in Kids explores new policy issues to tackle. The Council will be an advocate with corporations and foundations to help fund Fight Crime: Invest in Kids’ work; speaking out for evidence-based policies and programs that steer kids away from crime; and, as opportunities arise, be a national spokesperson for the organization.

Fight Crime: Invest in Kids Links:
Facebook
Official Website

Press conference for Wicker shooting investigation

WDRB has a video of the press conference:
http://www.wdrb.com/story/34800893/watch-live-commonwealths-attorneys-determines-lmpd-shooting-of-darnell-wicker-was-justified2

Microsoft PowerPoint slideshow with embedded multimedia. Click through slideshow to see overlapping text (74 MB pptx):
http://louisvilleprosecutor.com/piu/PIU-Investigation.pptx

Full letter from Commonwealth’s Attorney Tom Wine from the LMPD Facebook page (5 MB PDF):
https://louisvilleky.gov/sites/default/files/police/sop_searchable_and_reports/darnell_wicker_letter.pdf

Slideshow files also available in HTML (20 MB) and PDF (5 MB):
http://www.louisvilleprosecutor.com/piu.html

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