Police memo shows teen mob violence in last 3 months

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on March 27, 2014 at 6:18 PM

Updated Friday, Mar 28 at 9:01 AM

 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11)—The WHAS11 I-Team has obtained new information about what LMPD knew about teen mobs before Saturday’s incidents.

WHAS11 obtained a letter from Colonel Yvette Gentry with LMPD. The memo is written to those with the community group Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative.

In the memo Gentry said over the past few months flash mobs of violence from teens has been an issue that has left numerous citizens victimized and some with serious injuries.

These incidents are not just at Waterfront Park, but at various locations through the city.

The memo said children as young as 11-years-old are involved in groups of 30 or more children. 

Police said the information they had previously did not involve any type of attacks like what we saw Saturday at the Waterfront Park.

Additional officers are in place at the Big Four Bridge and at the Waterfront Park, in addition to 4th Street Live.
 

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