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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville Metro Police officer who was facing a domestic violence charge has been found not guilty by a Jefferson County District Court jury.
According to a news release, the jury deliberated for 18 minutes before reaching its verdict, which acquitted Louisville Metro Police Department Sergeant Ray Kiefer of a fourth degree assault charge.
The trial began on Monday, March 25, and centered on allegations that Kiefer assaulted his ex-wife on Sept. 10, 2012. According to the arrest citation, he "put his hands on his ex-wife's throat, picked her up and slammed her to the ground during an argument."
Steve Schroering, Kiefer's attorney, praised the jury's decision in a written statement.
"Sgt. Kiefer is grateful that the jury was able to easily see through all the allegations and restore the good name he has worked so hard to achieve," Schroering said.