22.9 C
Houston
Thursday, October 22, 2020

Louisville man offered to kill police officers in exchange for $30K: Justice Department

A Louisville man with a lengthy criminal record was arrested after allegedly threatening to kill police officers in exchange for cash during a Facebook Live video.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Western District of Kentucky announced on Sunday that Cortez Lamont Edwards, 29, was charged with felon possession of a firearm after authorities began to investigate threats he allegedly made during a live video. Edwards requested $30,000 to kill a member of the Louisville Metro Police Department that was working outside his home on Wednesday, according to the criminal complaint.

“Threats against law enforcement are unacceptable,” said Special Agent in Charge R. Shawn Morrow, a top official with the Louisville Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. “When you threaten police and brandish firearms, you can expect the attention of ATF. This morning ATF agents, with the immediate assistance of LMPD, HSI [Homeland Security Investigations], U.S. Marshal’s, and the FBI, executed a warrant and arrested an armed felon, ensuring he wouldn’t carry out those threats.”

In the Facebook video, Edwards was seen holding an AR variant pistol, including a nonextendible support brace with an extended magazine. Edwards has previous felony convictions for trafficking illegal substances and felony possession of a firearm. When officers searched his home, they found Edwards with a Glock model 19, 9-millimeter semi-automatic pistol.

Edwards faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 if he is convicted for unlawfully possessing a firearm.

The Louisville Metro Police Department has been the focus of protests since the police shooting of Breonna Taylor. Two officers were shot during protests last week that occurred after the grand jury revealed its indictment of just one of the three officers involved in the raid of Taylor’s home. Other officers have reported being doxxed alongside members of their family since the protests began earlier this year.

“Louisville needs healing and safety for its citizens, not armed felons seeking bids to shoot police,” said U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman. “Federal law enforcement here will continue to respond as one to swiftly mitigate threats to our city.”



Read More at Washingtonexaminer

Latest news

Fears Of Biden Capital Gains Tax Hike Spark Avalanche Of Private Company Sales

At the start of the month, we reported that as part of his proposed tax reform, Joe Biden would increase the maximum tax rate...

Pelosi, Schiff Call US Intel Warning of Russia, Iran Election Interference ‘Disturbing’

Top Democratic lawmakers are speaking out after intelligence officials accused Russia and Iran of attempting to interfere in the 2020 presidential election. “We learned about...

Jobless claims drop to 787,000

The number of new applications for unemployment benefits drooped to 787,000 last week, the...

OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma to Plead to 3 Criminal Charges

WASHINGTON (AP) - Drugmaker Purdue Pharma, the company behind the powerful prescription painkiller OxyContin that experts say helped touch off an opioid epidemic, will...

Related news

Fears Of Biden Capital Gains Tax Hike Spark Avalanche Of Private Company Sales

At the start of the month, we reported that as part of his proposed tax reform, Joe Biden would increase the maximum tax rate...

Pelosi, Schiff Call US Intel Warning of Russia, Iran Election Interference ‘Disturbing’

Top Democratic lawmakers are speaking out after intelligence officials accused Russia and Iran of attempting to interfere in the 2020 presidential election. “We learned about...

Jobless claims drop to 787,000

The number of new applications for unemployment benefits drooped to 787,000 last week, the...

OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma to Plead to 3 Criminal Charges

WASHINGTON (AP) - Drugmaker Purdue Pharma, the company behind the powerful prescription painkiller OxyContin that experts say helped touch off an opioid epidemic, will...

Blain: The Market Has No Memory

Authored by Bill Blain via MorningPorridge.com,Why The Worry?“ Giving elected representatives the keys to the printing press is the equivalent of giving a gambling...

Turkish Lira Crashes To Record Low After Another Central Bank Surprise

The central bank of Turkey continues to surprise markets.One month after the Turkish central bank stunned FX traders on Sept 24 when the covid-cripped...

Final Debate Offers Trump a Late Chance To Reshape Presidential Race

President Donald Trump gets a final chance to make his case for re-election before a vast audience of Americans when he squares off against...

US Senate Panel Poised To Advance Trump Supreme Court Pick as Democrats Boycott

The Republican-led Senate Judiciary Committee is set to vote on Thursday on President Donald Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to a lifetime U.S....

Trending News

VIDEO: In July, a Minnesota Democratic candidate tried to blow the whistle after witnessing ‘worse than Somalia’ voter fraud

A few thousand votes in swing-state Minnesota may decide November's presidential election.In recent years, multiple Somali-Americans living in Minneapolis-St. Paul have come forward to...

Secret Service Travel Logs Match Details in Alleged Hunter Biden Emails

Secret Service logs obtained earlier this year by Senate investigators include dates and locations matching those discussed in the emails allegedly belonging to Hunter...

Black Veteran Says His Vote for Trump Is ‘Solidified’ After Rioters Fire Gun at His Cafe

A black Portland business owner and military veteran says his plans to cast his vote in the upcoming presidential race for President Donald Trump...

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Vetoes Bill Targeting Voter Fraud

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) vetoed legislation that would have made it a felony to attempt to apply for multiple absentee ballots or fill...

China Ties to US Riots Exposed by Trevor Loudon

Most of the riots that racked the United States within the last few months were organized by two socialist organizations which have close ties...

GOP Files FEC Complaint Against Twitter Over Blocking of Hunter Biden Article

The Republican National Committee (RNC) on Friday filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and claimed that online censorship of a New...

The FBI Seized the Hunter Biden Computer in December 2019

After years of leadership from the likes of Robert Mueller, James Comey and Christopher Wray, the FBI’s name is severely tarnished.  Numerous major criminal...