Ex-LMPD officer indicted, accused of trading bribes for information

Former LMPD narcotics detective accused of accepting bribes for info

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - A former LMPD officer is facing charges for allegedly accepting bribes in exchange for information, according to court documents WAVE 3 News obtained Thursday.

We’ve also learned that the former officer stayed on the department for 10 months after pleading guilty to violating a domestic violence protection order.

William Garrett was indicted Thursday on two felony charges of bribery and unlawful access to a computer. He faces an additional misdemeanor charge for official misconduct.

According to the indictment, Garrett was accepting bribes to share information for the benefit of others while an officer. The indictment does not specify what information Garrett allegedly sold nor does it indicate what information could have been compromised. The information was from computer software he accesses regularly as an officer, according to the indictment.

Garrett resigned from LMPD last month. At the time, he was still on administrative reassignment, LMPD confirmed.

Garrett was placed on reassignment in March 2018 following allegations of domestic violence.

WAVE 3 News found out Garrett had pleaded guilty to violating a domestic violence emergency protection order in July, 2018.

He was still on the department until he quit May 19 of this year.

William Garrett remained an officer despite federal law banning the possession of a firearm by anyone convicted of a crime of domestic violence--even a misdemeanor.

It’s unclear what duties he was responsible for while on reassignment.

The department declined to comment on the case.

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