LMPD officer fired for allegedly having ‘kill list’ of law enforcement and paralegals | News

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – A Louisville Metro Police detective was fired Wednesday night after threatening to kill other law enforcement officers, according to an email sent Thursday to paralegals by the sheriff’s department.

Homicide detective Christopher Palombi “has mental issues” and a “kill list,” which includes at least one Hall of Justice employee, the email said.

Maj. Mike Littlefield said the sheriff’s department had been made aware of an officer who is a “person of interest” but had no further details as of Thursday morning.

Palombi has previous military experience and “likely access to weapons and could potentially be dressed in a police uniform,” wrote Maj. George Grissom of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department. Grissom heads the courts division of the office.

Courthouse deputies are looking for Palombi, according to the email obtained by WDRB News.

An LMPD spokesman said he was gathering details and would return with a reporter.

Attorney Thomas Clay said Thursday afternoon he was with Palombi and would appeal his pre-termination with Chief Erika Shields on Monday.

Det. Palombi suffers from severe post-traumatic stress disorder after serving in combat in Afghanistan and being shot four times during the 2020 protests in Louisville, Clay said.

He has been in treatment in California for 30 days, Clay added.

“From my observation, he poses no danger to anyone,” Clay said.

The department recommended termination for violation of obedience to rules and regulations and conduct unbecoming, Clay said.

Palombi, among other cases, was the lead detective in the investigation into the murder of Jeremy Lind, 35who was tortured and died after his tongue was removed in 2020.

This story will be updated.

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