Former Police Officer Convicted

After three hours of deliberations, a Madison County jury convicted a former police officer of 2nd Degree Official Misconduct.

Investigators say Billy Beavers, who used to work for the Berea Police Department, didn't file a use of force report after kicking a suspect. They say Beavers kicked James Hunt after a police chase.

An assault charge against the former lieutenant was dismissed Wednesday on the first day of the trial.

The jury fined Beavers one dollar as a punishment.


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  • by Cathy Location: Kentucky on Jan 19, 2008 at 05:18 PM
    OMG! Yeah! Don't we all know the cops do nothing wrong? Typical of why cops are their own gangs and why more and more of them are being looked upon as egotistical maniacs. They are held accountable for nothing and are free to do anything they choose and all stick together. They are disgusting!
  • by Steve Location: KY. on Jan 18, 2008 at 04:17 AM
    Go figure.
  • by Wow Location: Richmond on Jan 17, 2008 at 07:24 PM
    $1 and the cost to taxpayers will excede 10,000 court costs and all. Great job of proving continiosly that Kys cops will get away with anything.
  • by Kick this you punk on Jan 17, 2008 at 04:57 PM
    Ward, don't you think you were a little hard on the beaver.
  • by Elle Location: Lexington on Jan 17, 2008 at 04:28 PM
    I am glad they only fined him $1.00.
  • by Mr. Fee Location: Berea on Jan 17, 2008 at 04:14 PM
    I suspect Beavers was convicted because of the brutality of his actions that night which was incidental to his subsequent cover-up(or omissions). Congratulations are in order to Larry Roberts for sticking with the prosecution & to Chief Brumley for quickly getting rid of this bad apple.
  • by Brandon Location: KY on Jan 17, 2008 at 03:59 PM
    What the world? ONE DOLLAR? Oh, my. This is insane!
  • by RALPH Location: PIKEVILLE on Jan 17, 2008 at 03:12 PM
    TOO BAD HE DIDN'T KICK HIM BETWEEN THE EYES. THE OFFICER SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN ON TRIAL FOR DOING HIS JOB. IF JAMES HUNT HAD NOT TRIED TO ELUDE THE POLICE HE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN PUNISHED.

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