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LMPD officer facing assault charge

Officer Charles Wheeler Officer Charles Wheeler

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Louisville Metro police officer is charged with assault after an incident late last year.

According to a criminal summons, Officer Charles Wheeler hit a man several times in the face and body inside the Prime Lounge on West Main Street.

The summons states that on December 17, 2011, Wheeler, 35, and his girlfriend were at the bar when Wheeler got into an argument with the victim over a booth seat.

The report says Wheeler was restrained by the owner of the business and escorted out of the bar.

Wheeler is facing one count of assault, fourth degree. A Louisville Metro Police Department spokesperson said Wheeler has been placed on paid administrative leave until the case is resolved.

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