LMPD officer arrested on domestic violence charge

Published: Sep. 14, 2014 at 9:11 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 21, 2014 at 9:11 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Louisville Metro police officer was arrested by the department's Integrity Unit after he allegedly hit his girlfriend with his car during an argument.

According to Carey Klain, a spokesperson for LMPD, Officer Christopher Cowan has been reassigned and had his police powers suspended.

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Cowan and his girlfriend were arguing at a bar early Saturday morning when Cowan was asked to leave, according to a warrant for his arrest.

He allegedly returned a short time later and the argument continued.

When Cowan said he was leaving again, his girlfriend followed him to his car to retrieve her keys. While the victim was leaning through the passenger door, Cowan threw her keys out of the window and shoved her out of the car by the face, the warrant says.

As she looked for the keys, Cowan quickly backed out and hit her with his car, leaving a bruise on her thigh, according to the warrant.

Cowan was charged with fourth-degree assault for domestic violence resulting in a minor injury. He was booked into Metro Corrections on a $25,000 bond.

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