University police fire officer after video of altercation goes viral on YouTube

By Josiah Ryan
Campus Reform
Dec. 13, 2012

The University of Kentucky - Lexington Police Department on Wednesday terminated the officer involved in a raid of a student's dorm room following a Campus Reform investigation of a viral YouTube video of the incident.

University of Kentucky Police Chief Joe Monroe said in a statement Wednesday afternoon that his investigation of the video revealed gross misconduct by the officer in question.

“After a thorough internal investigation, the officer in question has been terminated from his employment at the University of Kentucky, effective immediately,” said Monroe in the statement.

“The officer in question had inappropriate physical contact with a student,” he continued. “The officer, as a result, was in violation of a number of university employment policies.”

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