No Charges For Police Officer Who Mistakenly Shot Suspect

A Jessamine County grand jury has decided not to indict a Nicholasville police officer who mistakenly shot a man instead of using a tazer.

While jurors didn't take any action against Lieutenant Billy Jones, they did indict Michael McCarty on fourth degree assault charges.

Back in April, Jones shot McCarty while trying to break up a fight at the police station. Investigators say he meant to pull out his tazer but instead fired his gun.

McCarty hired an attorney but has not taken any formal action against the Nicholasville Police Department.


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  • by ghettochip Location: richmond on Jul 9, 2008 at 01:14 PM
    If it was the other way around, the outcome would be quite different. Joe W., you are so right. I am so glad I don't live in Nicholasville, or Jessamine Co, for that matter.
  • by Chrissy Location: Downtown on Jul 9, 2008 at 12:39 PM
    Still going to cost the city & PD a whole sackfull of money. No excuses on this one.
  • by whitney Location: lexington on Jul 9, 2008 at 12:09 PM
    Mistakes happen, but officers are supposed to be trained in situations like this one.
  • by Joe W. Location: Zoe KY on Jul 9, 2008 at 09:59 AM
    How about incompetence for a starter.Guess civilians being blasted by cops in Nicholasville is okay.If the guy was a Corman there would have been something done,butMcCarty was just a regular guy.

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