Lexington Police Officer Offered Plea Deal In Harassment Case

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Updated: 1/02 7:23 pm
Lexington Police Officer Keith Spears must decide whether to take a plea deal that has been offered or go to trial in a case where he's accused of roughing-up a 13-year old referee after a soccer match in Scott County. 

The attorney for the teenager said the family had signed-off on the plea deal, which reportedly would include Spears pleading guilty, paying a fine and donating $750 to the State Referee Association. 

A Lexington Police Sergeant from Internal Affairs was at Thursday's court hearing in Scott County.

The Sergeant told ABC 36 News that once the criminal case is over, Lexington's Police Chief would decide whether to file administrative charges against Spears.

He said if those charges were filed, it could ultimately lead to Spears losing his job.

ABC 36 News obtained Spears' personnel records with the Lexington Police Department through an open records request.

According to the personnel documents, Officer Spears was suspended from the force in 2005 for incompetence, which included an off-duty verbal confrontation in a business. 
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