LMPD officer arrested on misdemeanor assault charge - WDRB 41 Louisville News

LMPD officer arrested on misdemeanor assault charge

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Officer Kevin Taulbee Officer Kevin Taulbee

LOUISVILLE, Ky., (WDRB) --  A Louisville Metro Police Officer has been charged with misdemeanor assault, accused of pushing his girlfriend during an argument, according to an arrest citation.

Louisville Metro Police Officer Kevin Taulbee was arrested on Wednesday and charged with domestic violence. He has been placed on administrative reassignment and his police powers have been suspended while the case is pending.

Taulbee is accused of shoving his girlfriend while she was standing in the bathroom, causing her to fall and hit her head on the toilet, according to a police report. The woman suffered minor injuries, according to the report.

Police Chief Steve Conrad has initiated an investigation into the incident and is unable to comment while the case is pending.

“Allegations of our officers involved in criminal wrongdoing are very concerning and something we take quite serious,” Conrad said in a statement.

Attorney Steve Schroering, who is representing Taulbee, said he will enter a not guilty plea at his arraignment on Friday.

"He maintains his innocence," Schroering said. Taulbee has been released from Metro Corrections on bond.

Taulbee was found to have given false testimony during a suppression hearing on Oct. 21, 2010, according to his disciplinary file.

In July 2012, Conrad suspended Taulbee for 30 days, telling the officer in his disciplinary letter that he was not being fired because he had no other major disciplinary history, had a good work ethic and was truthful during an internal and criminal investigation.  

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