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Not guilty plea entered for LMPD officer accused of assaulting man after traffic crash

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- An LMPD officer is facing serious charges after allegedly kicking and threatening a man over the summer. 

Officer Zecheriah Aubrey is charged with terroristic threatening, harassment and official misconduct after he allegedly kicked and threatened to hurt another man after the two were involved in a traffic crash. 

According to court documents, Officer Aubrey was in his personal car on June 13 when he got into an accident on Taylorsville Road with Justin Cook

Aubrey is accused of pulling Cook from his vehicle and telling him he was a police officer and was “gonna knock you the f--- out.” The officer also allegedly told Cook he was "gonna beat your a--."

After repeatedly threatening Cook,  Aubrey took him to a curb, sat him down and asked him if he was using heroin, according to the criminal complaint.

Cook claims Aubrey then kicked him "after looking at his arm" and wouldn’t allow him to stand up.

Witnesses called police and reported an assault, saying one man was kicking another and pointing a gun at him. Aubrey's girlfriend also called police.

Cook was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. His girlfriend told police she saw the video of the incident on his phone.

Cook was arrested and charged with DUI.

The department's Public Integrity Unit is reviewing cell phone video from a witness.

Aubrey has been placed on administrative reassignment. He's due back in court Nov. 6. 

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