Lexington Police Officer Charged With Harassment Previously Suspended For Off-Duty Behavior

Reported by: Aaron Adelson
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Updated: 10/31/2013 5:36 pm
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A Scott County family says Officer Keith Spears verbally confronted their 13-year-old son, who was refereeing a youth soccer match, and grabbed him after the game.

We combed through Spears' personnel file, and learned this reported confrontation is not the first time Spears has been accused of having anger management issues.

In 2005, police suspended Spears for incompetence. 

According to Urban County Council minutes from '05, Spears had a verbal confrontation with a business owner while off-duty, and with a weapon in plain sight.

Police suspended Spears for a week without pay.  The Urban County Council unanimously approved his suspension.

A Scott County family says Spears was heckling their 13-year-old at a Georgetown soccer field.

The family says the 13-year-old ref told Spears to stop, or he would be kicked out. 

The family says after the game, Spears grabbed the boy, shoved him, and threatened him. 

The family filed a criminal complaint.

Officer Spears is due in court next week.

According to the Council minutes, another reason police suspended Spears, was because he spent time on-duty a strip club, without filling out a report.

With the criminal case pending, police say Spears is currently working an administrative desk job.

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