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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville Metro Police officer is facing serious allegations that he lied about an altercation with a 12-year-old student in order to cover up his use of force.
According to court documents, Jackie Miller is an LMPD officer who also provides security for Frost Middle School, a JCPS school at the corner of Watson Lane and Sandray Blvd.
On Oct 1, authorities say Miller had a physical altercation with a 12-year-old student at the school. The next day, authorities say Miller filed a juvenile citation against the student, "alleging facts which he knew to be false about the incident."
Miller swore to the facts under oath, according to court documents.
Authorities say Miller, "swore out the citation in an effort to cover up his use of force against the student, who was the subject of the citation."
Miller later admitted "that he knew the juvenile had not committed an offense," according to court documents.
He is being charged with false swearing and official misconduct, both of which are misdemeanors, according to sources.
Louisville Metro Police spokesman Dwight Mitchell tells WDRB News that Miller was hired in Nov. 2008 and is assigned to LMPD 1st Division. He is currently on paid administrative duty -- meaning that his police powers have been suspended and he is on "desk duty" -- pending the outcome of the investigation.
Miller's attorney Brian Butler says it's his understanding that the alleged incident happened during school hours.
Butler says Officer Miller is ready to contest the charges, and denies any wrongdoing.
"Our position is he acted appropriately and he did not falsify anything. He did not abuse his position as a police officer and he intends to enter a plea of not guilty when he goes to court," says Brian Butler.