Gentleman's Academy employees suing after alleged abuse

Published: Aug. 20, 2014 at 8:24 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 27, 2014 at 8:24 AM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Two Gentleman's Academy employees are suing Louisville Metro Police and UofL after blowing the whistle on alleged abuse.

Erica Buckner and Alexis Keen say they were punished after they tried to expose alleged abuse at the summer program for young men.

In 2013, the two women made complaints that Officer Clayton Reeves was physically and mentally abusive toward minor participants in the academy. After reporting abuse and safety violations, they say their pay was cut and wages owed to them from working at the academy were not paid.

"That people are not truthful and that they don't stand for what's right," said Buckner. "And that they think that money dictates. But it doesn't."

LMPD Deputy Chief Yvette Gentry worked closely with Bucker and says she caused problems within the program and that the children's complaints of soreness were probably side effects from getting used to the exercise routine.

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