Elmer Langdon, Leitchfield police chief, said the issue was a personnel matter, and he could not comment publicly about it. He refused to name the officer involved nor give reporters any details on the reason for the suspension. He also said he could not name the person(s) filing the complaint.
The Louisville television station reported Steve Miller, a patrol officer had been suspended without pay two weeks ago after two unidentified persons had complained about his handling of a case he investigated.
Mayor William H. Thomason confirmed late Thursday that there had been a suspension. He said the usual procedure in a case of this kind is that a hearing will be scheduled, either before the mayor or before the mayor and city council. City Attorney Kenneth Smart could not be reached before press time to confirm the procedure.
WHAS reporters said Friday they were told by Langdon that the case would be cleared up in a couple days. The exact nature of the accusations made against Miller are the subject of rumor, but no city officials nor police officials would speak to the known facts of the case.