LMPD officer arrested for domestic violence

Published: Feb. 25, 2016 at 7:04 PM EST|Updated: Mar. 3, 2016 at 7:04 PM EST
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Kevin Taulbee (Source; LMDC)
Kevin Taulbee (Source; LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The powers of a Louisville Metro police officer have been suspended after his arrest on a domestic violence charge.

Kevin Taulbee, 42, was arrested February 24 and booked into Louisville Metro Corrections on a charge of assault.

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Taulbee's arrest report says he and the victim were in a verbal argument in the bathroom of a home when Taulbee pushed the woman and caused her to hit her head on the toilet. The woman suffered a bruise to the forehead.

LMPD Chief Steve Conrad issued the following statement concerning the arrest of Taulbee:

"When the allegations against Officer Kevin Taulbee were brought to our attention, the LMPD Public Integrity Unit immediately began an investigation into the incident. Their investigation determined that he committed Assault 4th Degree, Domestic Violence. He was charged and booked Wednesday afternoon at Metro Corrections. Officer Taulbee will be placed on administrative reassignment and his police powers have been suspended pending the outcome of this case. 
"Officer Taulbee is afforded due process and we will await the results of this case in court. In the meantime, I have also initiated a Professional Standards investigation into this matter and, therefore, in accordance with KRS 67C.326 we are prohibited from speaking further on this particular case.  
"Allegations of our officers involved in criminal wrongdoing are very concerning and something we take quite serious."

Taulbee has been released from Louisville Metro Corrections.

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