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LMPD officer accused of lying to grand jury will face third trial

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Prosecutors will for a third time take to trial a Louisville Metro Police officer accused of lying to a grand jury.

Officer Leslee Wagner has had two mistrials when jurors deadlocked in trials in October of last year and again in February. She is charged with perjury and false swearing, and is accused of lying during a grand jury presentation regarding an arrest she made in 2013.

On Tuesday, prosecutors announced they would try Wagner again and a judge set a trial date for July 5.

Wagner and her husband, Larry, who was also an LMPD officer at the time, arrested repo man Adam Hannahs at their apartment complex.

Records state a car alarm was going off.

Hannahs claimed to be there to tow the car.

The Wagners were both off duty at the time but claim Hannahs was uncooperative with them -- so they arrested him and charged him with assault, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

Hannahs was later indicted as a result of Leslee Wagner's testimony to a grand jury.

But later, video surfaced that Hannahs took during the incident.

"I'm going to shoot you in your f****** face you re****,” Leslee Wagner can be heard saying.

It shows a confrontation between Hannahs and the Wagners.

“I will place you under arrest if you don't give me an ID,” said Larry Wagner.

“For what?” asked Hannahs.

“Get on the Godd**** ground motherf*****. Now,” said Leslee Wagner in the video.

An internal LMPD investigation found Wagner's testimony does not match what the video shows.

Hannahs' charges were dropped and Leslee Wagner was charged with perjury and false swearing.

Wagner still works for LMPD and remains on administrative reassignment.

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