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Lexington police sergeant demoted for misconduct

Sgt. Middleton was acquitted of official misconduct charges
EPO Against Middleton Thrown Out Due To ‘Insufficient Evidence’
Posted at 4:08 PM, Oct 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-25 16:09:21-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Lexington police confirm that Sgt. Jervis Middleton has been demoted following several months of unpaid leave.

Middleton was acquitted of official misconduct charges after he was accused of using department resources to keep tabs on a woman with whom he had been in a romantic relationship. He was charged Aug. 14, 2018, with second-degree official misconduct for allegedly using law enforcement resources to obtain information about the victim. The woman accused him of stalking her and even climbing on top of the roof of her home.

He was acquitted earlier this year.

Middleton, the city and police reached a settlement about an internal misconduct hearing before a daylong police misconduct hearing was set to begin.

He accepted a demotion, Lexington Police PIO Brenna Angel confirms. That demotion involves a loss of his rank and a pay decrease.

Middleton returned to work Friday.