Ky. police officer arrested in Florida

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A Louisville police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave after being arrested in Florida.

Louisville Metro police spokesman Dwight Mitchell says Lt. Jerald Fifer will remain on leave while an internal investigation is completed.

Fifer, 43, was arrested Thursday near Ruskin, Fla., and charged with false imprisonment, battery and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, according to online jail records. He was being held in the Hillborough County Jail on Friday.

Mitchell says Fifer's arrest followed a domestic dispute, but he did not have details. Messages left for Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Chris Miller and Fifer's listed attorney, James Fifer, were not immediately returned Friday.

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