Judge orders indicted LMPD officer to have no contact with wife

Posted by Mike Dever - email

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - An LMPD officer pleaded not guilty in court Monday to several charges, including official misconduct, harassing communications and unlawful access to a computer.

According to an indictment, Arterburn made harassing phone calls to his estranged wife. On Monday the judge ordered him to have no contact with her.

Arterburn is on administrative duty pending the outcome of this case. His next court date was set for March 28.

We obtained personnel file documents that show Arterburn was suspended in 2004 for similar actions concerning harassing phone calls.

Prosecutor John Balliet says police officers are not above the law.

"It's not unusual that police officers break the law like other people, and so when they do they should be treated the same," Balliet said.

Arterburn's attorney, Steve Schroering, had no comment on the case.

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