October 28, 2021

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Louisville caught with $1.2 million ‘sexting’ verdict right after oversight

Metro Louisville has missing its opportunity to charm a $1.2 million verdict in a “sexting” situation against the police office simply because the Jefferson County Attorney’s office environment failed to file notice in time. 

A Jefferson Circuit Court jury in September 2019 returned the verdict for Louisville Metro Law enforcement Lt. Jill Hume, who accused the section of failing to appropriately examine and self-control one more lieutenant who despatched her a image of a gentleman keeping his genitals. 

The Kentucky Courtroom of Appeals upheld the verdict April 30, which by rule gave Metro federal government 30 days — to June 1, counting the Memorial Day weekend — to file a movement asking the Kentucky Supreme Courtroom to hear the circumstance. 

County Attorney Mike O’Connell’s business said in a pleading an business office manager dropped the motion in a FedEx box and it must have been shipped in time. 

But the Supreme Courtroom clerk explained it was not received until June 3, two days late.

O’Connell’s business office sought an extension, saying it experienced filed hundreds of timely pleadings by FedEx and the mistake was brought about by “excusable neglect.”  

But Hume’s attorney, Thomas Clay, reported Kentucky principles do not allow extensions for motions of discretionary review. And in a a single-sentence purchase Aug. 13, the Supreme Court docket unanimously agreed and dismissed the case. 

In an e-mail, Jean Porter, a spokeswoman for Fischer, stated he accepts the court’s final decision and referred all other questions to O’Connell’s workplace.

Initial Assistant County Legal professional Ingrid Geiser mentioned in an email the workplace routinely sends pleadings by FedEx but that likely forward filings will be only taken to the personnel of the supply enterprise and a receipt will be acquired.