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Groups want law for constable training

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Constable David Whitlock Constable David Whitlock

FRANKFORT, KY (WAVE) – The Kentucky Sheriff's Association and the Kentucky Constables Association are lobbying the legislature to require law enforcement training to the state's 54 constables.

The Constables Association offers monthly training for its 176 members, but other constables never receive any training. That is despite the fact that they have the same authority as a sheriff's deputy.

The problem was highlighted earlier this month when a Graves County constable was charged with wanton endangerment for using his vehicle to force a traffic stop. Last year, Jefferson County Constable David Whitlock is accused of shooting a suspected shoplifter last year outside a Pleasure Ridge Park Walmart.

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