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LMPD officer could face charges for striking a man

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A Louisville Metro police officer could face criminal charges for an incident first reported by the WAVE 3 Troubleshooter.

Video posted to You Tube showed Officer James Conley striking a suspect in the head with his police flashlight at Fourth Street Live! last September.

22-year-old Zachary Hoagland suffered a gashed ear. He was charged with public intoxication and resisting arrest.

After five months of investigation, LMPD's Public integrity unit presented it's own findings to the Jefferson County Commonwealth's Attorney's office, which will decide whether criminal charges should be filed.

A decision could come within weeks.

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