- Associated Press - Monday, April 17, 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Records show an officer who was fired over sex abuse charges involving a former Explorer Scout had been reprimanded earlier during his career with Louisville Metro Police.

The Courier-Journal of Louisville reports (https://cjky.it/2omwvZy) that in eight years with the department, 30-year-old former officer Brandon Wood was reprimanded for infractions such as failing to make court appearances and disobeying orders.

In 2013, Wood was suspended for opening fire at a suspect who was fleeing in a stolen vehicle. No one was injured.

Wood and another former officer are accused of sexually assaulting a boy in the department’s Youth Explorer program. Wood has been indicted on seven counts of first-degree sexual abuse related to the allegations.

Wood’s lawyer, Steve Schroering, has said his client will fight the charges.


Information from: The Courier-Journal, https://www.courier-journal.com

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