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Man Charged In Officer’s Death Pleads Not Guilty

Posted at 1:54 PM, Dec 26, 2018

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE 3) – The Louisville city employee charged with the murder of an LMPD officer pleaded not guilty in court.

According to WAVE 3 News, Roger Burdette’s lawyer entered the not guilty plea on his behalf on charges of murder and operating under the influence.

The crash happened on Interstate 64 east between Ninth and Third streets, just under the Belvedere in downtown Louisville on Christmas Eve.

LMPD Det. Deidre Mengedoht, 32, a seven-year veteran of the force, was pronounced dead at the scene. Burdette allegedly failed a field sobriety test following the fatal crash.

His bond remains at $200,000.