Veteran officer charged with official misconduct

By: Andy Cunningham Email
By: Andy Cunningham Email

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A Lexington Police officer is facing multiple counts of official misconduct tonight.

Court documents released today claim Sgt. Robert D. Brown, 51, didn't charge a woman for having drugs in her possession during a traffic stop last December.

According to police Brown pulled a car over at Man O' War & Beaver Creek Dr. on December 9, 2011 He charged the driver, Brian Kazee, 24, with operating on a suspended license.

But drove the female passenger to a remote location in Fayette County where he agreed to drop the drug-charges against her in exchange for sex.

Brown a veteran officer of the force could not be reached for comment.

On Thursday afternoon the Lexington Division of Police released a statement:

"The Lexington Division of Police Internal Affairs Section has completed its inquiry into a complaint filed against police Sergeant Robert Brown. The results of the Internal Affairs inquiry have now been forwarded to the Fayette Urban County Government Law Department for further internal action. Externally, the Fayette County Attorney's Office is involved in this case, related to portions of the complaint that rose to a criminal level. At this time, Sergeant Brown continues to be suspended without pay."

Sgt. Brown will make his first court appearance on Monday to answer to the charges.

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