LMPD Officer Brandon Wood fired after grand jury indictment involving sex abuse scandal
Officer Brandon Wood, one of the two LMPD officers indicted by a grand jury Wednesday in connection with sexual abuse charges, has been fired.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Officer Brandon Wood, one of the two LMPD officers indicted by a grand jury Wednesday in connection with sexual abuse charges, has been fired.
In a statement on its Facebook page Thursday afternoon, LMPD said after a meeting with Chief Steve Conrad, Wood was fired, effective immediately.
Attorney Steve Schroering, who represents Wood, said Wood will appeal the termination to the Louisville Police Merit Board in the next 10 days. Schroering said the board likely wouldn't hear the appeal until after the criminal case is resolved.
He declined to talk about why Wood is appealing.
Wood was indicted on seven counts of sexual abuse with one alleged victim and given a $10,000 bond by Jefferson Circuit Court Judge Angela Bisig. Wood allegedly abused a juvenile in 2011 and 2012 while with LMPD's Explorer program, according to the indictment.
LMPD had reassigned Wood in October amid the investigation.
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