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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- An LMPD officer charged with official misconduct and theft by deception has pleaded not guilty.
Officer Chris Thurman is accused of stealing $10,000 from the city by falsely reporting overtime that he did not work. Now dozens of DUI cases with Thurman as the lead officer are being re-evaluated.
Thurman is a drug recognition expert and DUI instructor.
Three cases involving manslaughter or murder charges are also in question.
Thurman entered a not guilty plea in circuit court during his arraignment Monday, and was released on his own recognizance, meaning he didn't have to post bail.
"I don't believe there is any risk of flight here, that he will report back to court. So in light of all the circumstances an ROR bond is appropriate for the situation," said Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Ryane Conroy.
An LMPD spokesperson says Thurman is on paid reassignment, which is standard procedure in these types of investigations.
Neither Thurman nor his attorney would comment as they left court Monday. Thurman is scheduled to appear in court for a pre-trial hearing in March.