Media Release: LMPD Officers Indicted in Work Fraud Scheme

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OFFICE OF THE COMMONWEALTH’S ATTORNEY
COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
30th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
THOMAS B. WINE, COMMONWEALTH’S ATTORNEY

Media Release: May 13, 2019

LOUISVILLE, KY — Today the Jefferson County Grand Jury returned an indictment against six active-duty Louisville Metro Police officers regarding a scheme wherein the officers are alleged to have worked and been paid for private security jobs, arranged by a company created by Miller, during their regular patrol shifts.  Officers Michael Abernathy, Jr., Dontae Booker, Cortez Ernest, Jackie Miller, Ashley M. Spratt and Roniqua L. Yocum were indicted on one count of Theft by Deception Over $500 But Less Than $10,000.  In addition, Officers Booker, Ernest, Miller, Spratt and Yocum were indicted on Criminal Syndication: Engaging in Organized Crime and Officer Abernathy was indicted on Criminal Facilitation to Criminal Syndication: Engaging in Organized Crime.  Officer Miller was also indicted on one count of Tampering with Physical Evidence. 

The case has been assigned to Division Two of Jefferson Circuit Court and the officers will be arraigned there on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.   Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Kaleb Noblett is the prosecutor.

Attention:  Assignment Editor
Director of Communications:  Jeff Cooke
Office:              (502) 595-2340 Ext. 3027
E-mail:             jcooke@louisvilleprosecutor.com