Is this what happens when you work with a noted hate group? Lexington council fires officer for sending information on cops to BLM protesters. What this officer did actually put the lives of his fellow officers in danger. Information about other officers working protests that could be used to “insult, intimidate and harass.”
The officer at first denied what he had done, but when confronted with proof, he admitted passing the information. Lexington police Chief Lawrence Weathers and an internal police disciplinary board had recommended Middleton’s firing over several policy violations for sharing department information and for allegedly lying about it.
He had also been demoted recently for a separate complaint related to accusations he used department resources to look up information about a woman he had once been romantically involved with.
The ACLU of Kentucky said this. “While Officer Middleton’s actions may warrant some level of disciplinary action, they also felt the punishment was harsh. Played the race card. it is particularly concerning he was more swiftly investigated and harshly punished