La polizia di Louisville è accusata di aver nascosto documenti sugli abusi da parte degli agenti di Explorer Scouts

La polizia di Louisville è accusata di aver nascosto documenti sugli abusi da parte degli agenti di Explorer Scouts

Il Dipartimento di polizia della metropolitana di Louisville covered up about 740,000 records documenting sexual abuse of Explorer Scouts by two former officers, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal.

The Explorer Scout program, a senior program in early Boy Scout troops, is designed for males and females from ages 10 per 20. Divided into two sections, one for ages 10-14 and the other for older participants, it offers training in careers including law enforcement.

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The program model is the same for both age groups,” the Exploring website reads. “Hands-on and interactive character and career activities are facilitated by trained business leaders in your local community.

Police officers move past Louisville City Hall to clear protesters from a plaza after a grand jury considering the March killing of Breonna Taylor, a Black medical worker, in her home in Louisville, Kentucky, voted to indict one of three white police officers for wanton endangerment. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Police officers move past Louisville City Hall to clear protesters from a plaza after a grand jury considering the March killing of Breonna Taylor, a Black medical worker, in her home in Louisville, Kentucky, voted to indict one of three white police officers for wanton endangerment. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

The Louisville program came under scrutiny in October 2016, when Officers Kenneth Betts and Brandon Wood were accused of misconduct and an investigation was opened by the department’s Public Integrity Unit.

In March of 2017, a 22-year-old filed a sealed lawsuit against Betts and Woodalso accusing then-Lt. Curtis Flaherty, who ran the Explorer Scouts program, of covering up the abuse.

Tre giorni dopo, Democratic Mayor Greg Fischer shut down Explorer Scouts.

After further revelations were made public, il FBI opened a investigazione criminale, and Wood and Betts were indicted.

In May of 2019, 34-anni Wood was sentenced to 70 months in prison on enticement charges and over a year later, 36-anni Betts was sentenced to 16 anni on child pornography and enticement charges. Betts also plead guilty to sodomy charges.

This month, un completo da uomo that is still being litigated asked for up to $ 6 million in damages from the city. In ottobre, a judge ordered that the city release documents related to the scandal, despite previous resistance.

Nel 2019, the Courier Journal said it had requested all records regarding Betts and Woodsinvolvement in the case, but police officials and the Jefferson County Attorney’s Office asserted that they had been turned over to the FBI.

But that wasn’t true, according to records [quella] The Courier Journal recently obtained in the appeal of its open records case,” the Courier Journal’s Andrew Wolfson wrote Wednesday. “Infatti, the department still had at least 738,000 record, which the city allowed to be deleted.

The paper alleges that while some documents found on ahidden folderwere removed and given to the FBI, Assistant County Attorney Roy Denny confirmed that hundreds of thousands more were completely deleteda claim the county attorney’s office disputes.

In a September affidavit, then-Chief Steve Conrad reiterated thatat the time of the FBI’s adoption of the investigation, the LMPD investigative records … were removed from LMPD to be stored and maintained by the FBI, as it was no longer an LMPD investigation.”

Fischer fired Conrad on June 1, though he had already announced he would retire following the fatal police shooting of Breonna Taylor.

Martedì, former LMPD officer Brett Hankisonwho was involved in the deadly raid on Taylor’s apartmentwas named in an unrelated lawsuit accusing him of sexual assault.

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Durante l'estate, several women came forward to accuse Hankison of similar offenses.

Fox News has reached out to both the Lousiville Metro Police Department and County Attorney’s Office and is awaiting further comment.

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