LPD punts on records request pertaining to UK Five Lawsuits, claims records “would harm the agency” 😭

The Lexington Police Department’s Ofc. John Linton punted when faced with a fourth-and-long records request for alleged University of Louisville grad Detective Cory Vinlove’s “personell” [sic] file and photo, along with records from the alleged UK Five frame-job yesterday. While Linton acknowledged the criminal case is now closed, when faced with an oncoming blitz he suddenly realized that “a civil court case has just recently opened” regarding the matter and decided to go for the pooch kick instead of releasing the potentially bankrupting records to The Lexington Times.

The Lexington Police Department has completed your request. Since you provided an email address, this letter has been emailed to you. Due to its file size and nature, the released documentation cannot be emailed. Instead, you have the option to review the documents before purchasing them at 150 E. Main Street between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you decide to forego that option, the documents can be purchased in person for $1.00 (1 CD @ $1.00). Payment can be made by cash, check or money order. If paying with a check or money order, please make it payable to the Lexington Police Department. In order to retrieve the provided documentation, please bring a copy of this letter and/or proper identification with you. If the documents mentioned herein are not retrieved within the allowed thirty days, they will be returned to the filing system and the matter will be considered closed.

Ofc. John Linton

Sure thing, Officer. We’ll be down there first thing in the morning. 😉