A police officer in Lexington, Kentucky, was fired early Friday morning after being accused of providing information about other cops to a Black Lives Matter protest organizer.
According to the Herald-Leader, the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council announced that officer Jervis Middleton had been released “shortly after 1 a.m. Friday after a nine-hour police hearing and more than two hours of closed-door deliberations.” The outlet reported that the police chief and internal police disciplinary board recommended Middleton be terminated “for violating several department policies for providing information – including details about officers working during the protest – to Black Lives Matter protest leader Sarah Williams, a friend of Middleton’s.”
The council, which serves as the legislative branch of county government, unanimously found Middleton guilty of “overall misconduct” and “sharing internal police information,” according to the report. Middleton had also been charged with being dishonest about his communications with Williams, a charge that was dismissed.
The department alleged 3 misconduct