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Louisville Metro Police sergeant arrested on domestic violence charge, according to arrest report

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LOUISVILLE, Ky., (WDRB) -- A Louisville Metro Police sergeant has been arrested on a domestic violence assault charge and placed on administrative leave.

Sgt. Gregory Burnette was arrested on Monday after police were called to his home after speaking with a woman with "multiple injuries," according to an arrest citation.

Burnette posted bond at Metro Corrections and was released the same day, according to court records. He is scheduled to appear in Jefferson District Court on Thursday.

Dwight Mitchell, a spokesman for LMPD, confirmed that Burnette was on administrative leave while the case is under investigation. He declined to comment further.

The victim, according to the police report, claimed Burnette held her arm behind her back, causing bruising. She also said in a sworn statement that on Sunday, Burnette grabbed her by the collar and "pulled her down."

And the woman claims Burnette "punched" her in the face earlier this month while she was in the hospital having surgery on her neck. 

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