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Ex-official can be searched in 2 wrongful imprisonment cases

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A former Kentucky police officer involved in the two cases wrongly imprisoned three men for a combination of 55 years can now be examined.

The Courier Journal reported Wednesday that Louisville Metro Council Public Safety Committee Chair Jessica Green calling for the state to investigate former Metro police Detective Mark Handy. If the full council approves the Green measure, the city would formally request the Kentucky attorney general to appoint a special prosecutor to review Useful.

In January 2017, Commonwealth Attorney Tom Wine’s office told the police there was not enough evidence to criminally responsible Useful. Federal prosecutors, declined to say that their research was limited to the possible perjury in a civil lawsuit.

Handy retired in February as a Jefferson County deputy sheriff. His lawyer did not respond to the newspaper’s request for comment.

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Information from: The Courier-Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com

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