Former police chief convicted of lying to FBI sentenced


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former police chief has been sentenced to two years of probation after being convicted of lying to FBI agents.

U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn Jr. said former Hillview Police Chief Glenn A. Caple was sentenced on Monday. A judge also ordered him to pay a $5,000 fine.

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Prosecutors said Caple lied when he was questioned by the FBI in April 2012 about directing police officers to move a backpack characterized as a mobile meth lab from property belonging to the city’s mayor.

Police officers testified that Caple asked an officer to move the backpack to a location believed to be off the mayor’s property and failed to report the incident to protect the mayor from bad publicity.

Hillview is located in Bullitt County, just outside Louisville.


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