Brandenburg police officer resigns amid controversy
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- There's more fallout after accusations of four police officers having an inappropriate relationship with a 15-year-old girl.
A Brandenburg Police Officer who has been on paid administrative leave has resigned. WDRB just received a copy of Brandenburg Officer Todd Matti's resignation letter. It says he is resigning effective immediately. He says, "I feel that I need to resign for myself and my family."
Brandenburg Mayor David Pace says he notified the Brandenburg City Council Monday night at its meeting and went behind closed doors to discuss the resignation.
Pace says, "We'd thought he'd probably last longer and things like that to potentially see what was going to come out of it because his resignation for me is for his personal side, nothing that's been going on, that's what the letter read."
As WDRB News has been reporting, a father says his 15-year-old daughter is the victim of an inappropriate relationship with a Brandenburg officer, two Kentucky State Police troopers, and a Breckinridge County Sheriff's deputy.
Two troopers, Jerry Clanton and Stratford Young, were fired and Breckinridge Deputy Chris Woosley resigned.
WDRB News also just received an open records request for Clanton and Young's personnel records. KSP says no disciplinary actions were taken against them before the current incident.
Pace says about Matti, "I think he's innocent until proven guilty.. I feel like each one of the scenarios, the State Police, Breckinridge County, Brandenburg, are all in their own entities by themselves. I feel like ours is totally different from the way it's been handled."
Kentucky State Police are investigating the case. The Attorney General's Office has assigned Jefferson County Commonwealth's Attorney Thomas Wine as the Special Prosecutor. It would be up to a Grand Jury to decide if the officers would face charges.
Pace says about Matti, "Until someone is proven guilty, to me they're innocent, I hope for his sake and everything, that still holds true."
WDRB News has tried to contact Matti and the other officers, but they couldn't be reached for comment.
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