LMPD officer arrested in Clark County

LMPD officer arrested in Clark County
Aaron Jaggers (Source: LMPD)
Aaron Jaggers (Source: LMPD)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Louisville Metro Police Department officer was arrested in Clark County.

Fifth Division officer Aaron Jaggers was charged with domestic battery by the Clark County Sheriff's Office, according to LMPD.

An arrest report states Jaggers and a woman left a bar in an Uber early Sunday when the woman became upset over text messages. The woman told the Uber to drop her off at a gas station and from there she got another Uber home. When Jaggers came to her home she asked to see his phone. She said he reached into his pocket and when he pulled out his hand it was empty.

The woman told police she went to reach for his phone and Jaggers pushed her into a column and she slapped him. Jaggers told police she slapped him and he pushed her to get her off of him.

Jaggers' attorney Larry Wilder said his client was defending himself against his fiancé.

"I think it's pretty clear that if someone is putting their hands on you, you have a certain right to be able to try and prevent yourself from being grabbed and touched anymore so," said Wilder.

Jaggers' attorney says Clark County police acted appropriately to arrest him, but that he is in the spotlight unfairly.

"Had Aaron chosen a different profession, if he was working on the line at Ford, we wouldn't be standing right now talking about what happened inside his home," said Wilder.

Clark County Prosecutor Jeremy Mull says the investigation will continue before any formal charges are filed.

"I think it's very important to look at both sides of the story and to carefully review all of the information and decide," said Mull.

Jaggers has been placed on administrative leave. He has been employed by LMPD since June 2016. He has a no contact order with his fiancé.

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