Indicted LMPD officer arraigned - wave3.com-Louisville News, Weather & Sports

Indicted LMPD officer arraigned

Christopher Thurman (Source: LMPD) Christopher Thurman (Source: LMPD)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Louisville Metro police officer who normally helps prosecutors put criminals behind bars was on the other side of things.

Officer Christopher Thurman pled not guilty to charges that he lied about overtime, racking up thousands of dollars.

The arrest of Thurman, a traffic officer and drug recognition expert, means dozens of cases could be compromised because his testimony could be considered unreliable.

Thurman's attorney said his client will plead the Fifth Amendment if he is called to testify. Prosecutors are looking to see if they can move forward with the cases without Thurman.

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