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

Reported by: Aaron Adelson
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 10/31/2013 5:36 pm
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AAdelsonABC36

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.

Share
0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!
Most Popular
Kentucky hospital live streaming video from NICU
A southern Kentucky hospital has begun live streaming video of newborns in its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, allowing parents and staff to keep an eye on the babies.
Tree Goes Through Family's Bedroom
Sunday afternoon around 3 p.m. on Carver Road a tree slams into a family’s home.
36 Blitz: Rowan Co. Vikings
Ray Graham Returns To School He Led During Early 80s Stint Video Video
Tornado Watch Extended For Parts Of Kentucky
The tornado watch has been allowed to expire for some counties as planned at 8 p.m. Sunday, but most of the watch has been extended until 2 a.m. Monday.
UPDATE: Lexington Man Found
Lexington Police found an elderly man missing.
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.