BEREA, Ky. – A former central Kentucky police officer guilty of official misconduct has been hit with a not-so devastating fine by a Madison County jury.
Former Berea Police Lt. Billy Beavers was fined $1 on Thursday after a jury ruled he broke the rules by not filing a use-of-force report following the arrest of a suspect last July. He was convicted on a misdemeanor charge of second-degree official misconduct.
Prosecutors had argued that Beavers intentionally opted not to fill out a use-of-force report after assisting in the arrest of a suspect during a vehicle pursuit. The jury ruled Beavers did not intentionally forget to put the report together.
Beavers has plenty of time to get the money together to pay the $1 fine. He has up to a year to pay it or file an appeal.