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UK police officer fired after "inappropriate physical contact" with student

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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- A University of Kentucky police officer has lost his job after what was called "inappropriate physical contact" with a student.

That's after the UK student posted a video of police searching his dorm room. 

UK Police Chief Joe Monroe says in a statement that Corporal David Thompson had violated several university employment policies.  Thompson had been with the UK Police Dept. since March of 2006.

In the video, you can hear the student confronting the UK police officers, using profanity, and calling the officers names.

The officers tell the student they're waiting for a supervisor and are there to investigate liquor being poured out of his dorm window.  The student tells officers it wasn't him, and that's when one officer says they have "administrative rights," referring to the right to search the dorm.  That officer pushed the student back from the doorway.

According to the student housing guide, UK personnel may enter a dorm without permission for maintenance, inspections, emergencies, and when a violation of University policy is taking place.

Eventually the officers made their way into the room.

Student:
Can I see your warrant please?

Officer:
We don't need a warrant.  My foot is dead right now, I just can't move it. I can pave that road.

To see the entire video, click here.

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