Welcome to ackerson2018.com a site providing Brent Ackerson for Jefferson County Attorney news and information as well as insights in to the race for county attorney. Throughout this site you will find republished news and media articles from Louisville sources as well as data and campaign updates. Brent Ackerson's main campaign site will provide you with his vision for the office and Louisville if elected. Below we are providing data that supports the need for this vision. After ten years in office Mike O'Connell has over seen a decline in our community. The following data supports the need for change. Mike O'Connell has continued to ignore the needs of the community and pridefully boasted he will keep us on the current path. To the 45% of Louisville that didn't vote for O'Connell in 2014:

And O’Connell said he didn’t feel the need for any major changes in the way he would run his office, saying he would "stay the course" - WDRB Interview 2014 

If you feel safer in Louisville now than you did ten years ago Mike O'Connell will continue to direct Louisville on the same course. If you feel that the Louisville needs creative innovation and urgency to deal with rising crime, corruption and drug use ... support Brent Ackerson. brent ackerson and family

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Elections: Jefferson County Attorney Race; from Courier Journal “O’Connell and Faulkner spar in County Attorney debate”

Story from the Courier Journal. O’Connell and Faulkner spar in County Attorney debate Patrick T. Sullivan, The Courier-Journal Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell and democratic challenger Karen Faulkner sparred on a variety of issues, including experience, assistant county attorneys running for judge and juvenile justice reform, as part of the Louisville Bar Association’s democratic nominee … Continue reading Elections: Jefferson County Attorney Race; from Courier Journal “O’Connell and Faulkner spar in County Attorney debate”

Police didn’t keep notes or record Scout’s claim against cop now accused of sexual abuse

Phillip M. Bailey, @phillipmbaileyPublished 10:17 a.m. ET Oct. 24, 2017 | Updated 11:17 a.m. ET Oct. 24, 2017 Two Louisville police officers have been accused of sexually assaulting a teenage boy participating in the police's Explorer Program. Rachel Aretakis/Courier-Journal Buy Photo (Photo: Matt Stone/The C-J)   Police did not thoroughly document an investigation into whether former Officer Kenneth Betts had … Continue reading Police didn’t keep notes or record Scout’s claim against cop now accused of sexual abuse

WDRB: When did mayor learn about LMPD sex abuse allegations? Police chief deposition raises questions

Posted: Nov 22, 2017 4:35 PM ESTUpdated: Nov 22, 2017 5:00 PM EST By Jason Riley Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has said multiple times in recent months that he first learned of sexual abuse allegations in the police department’s Explorer program in October 2016 – just before the scandal became public … Continue reading WDRB: When did mayor learn about LMPD sex abuse allegations? Police chief deposition raises questions

Ky. hospital turns tables, sues lawyers over multiple lawsuits

May 16, 2007 Jewish Hospital, Louisville, has turned the tables on two lawyers who filed nearly 100 lawsuits against it.The hospital is suing the two attorneys, claiming they never intended to take the cases to trial and were using publicity surrounding the lawsuits to force settlements. Jeff Polson, spokesman for Jewish Hospital, said the lawsuit … Continue reading Ky. hospital turns tables, sues lawyers over multiple lawsuits

O’Connell reverses stance on naming plaintiffs in police sex-abuse case

Andrew Wolfson and Phillip M. Bailey, The Courier-JournalPublished 9:00 a.m. ET March 30, 2017 | Updated 8:23 p.m. ET March 30, 2017 After initially saying Thursday that former Explorer Scouts who allege abuse in the police youth program should not be allowed to remain anonymous, County Attorney Mike O'Connell backtracked later in the day, issuing a statement … Continue reading O’Connell reverses stance on naming plaintiffs in police sex-abuse case