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Man Who Killed Lexington Police Officer In Hit-And-Run Released From Jail

Posted at 11:55 AM, May 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-31 18:49:30-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – The man convicted of running over a Lexington Police officer and killing him has been released from jail, the officer’s family confirms.

Officer Bryan Durman was killed in a hit-and-run while investigating a noise complaint in April 2010. He had been with the department for two years. The driver fled the scene but was eventually arrested and convicted of second-degree manslaughter.

The Kentucky Department of Corrections has released a statement, “Glenn Doneghy has met all of the requirements for mandatory reentry supervision, which provides a reentry period at the end of an inmate’s sentence to locate housing and jobs under monitoring. The goal is to ensure that every inmate undergoes a period of post-release supervision and that no inmates are released without monitoring or support. Studies have shown this strategy to reduce recidivism and improve public safety. Doneghy has a current discharge date of February 2020, which means he would have served out his sentence prior to his parole eligibility date and would have been released directly to the community without any supervision at all. Instead, he will now be supervised by a probation and parole officer during this period. For these types of releases, requested notifications to the public are made the day of release.”