Case against fmr. Bardstown Police officer heads to grand jury soon


by Renee Murphy

Posted on March 6, 2014 at 7:10 PM

Updated Friday, Mar 7 at 6:55 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The case against a former Bardstown Police officer is moving to the grand jury in the next two weeks.

The officer has now resigned and the police chief maintains this investigation has nothing to do with the murder of Officer Jason Ellis.

Former officer Tony Satterly has been under investigation by the Narcotics Enforcement Special Investigations Unit of Kentucky State Police.

The KSP investigation is concluding and prosecutors will present the information about Satterly to a grand jury on March 19.

The grand jury could decide to file criminal charges or not take any criminal action at all.

The details of the investigation are not being released.

“This is an isolated incident and it's being investigated. I am not at liberty to confirm or deny anything you've heard,” Bill Sheckles, Bardstown Mayor, said.

We know that other officers came to the police chief with concerns about Satterly saying that he didn't seem quite like himself.

“Strictly personal when the investigation is complete we'll relay this information to the proper authorities,” Sheckles said.

Satterly’s attorney has said that he is cooperating with the investigation and that he has been honest and has nothing to hide.