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Former LMPD detective pleads guilty to perjury

Mike Handy was accused of giving false testimony against Edwin Chandler, who spent nearly nine years in prison for a 1993 killing before he exonerated in 2012.

A former Kentucky police officer involved in cases that wrongfully imprisoned several people has pleaded guilty to giving false testimony against a man who spent nearly a decade in prison for a crime he didn't commit.

News outlets report former Louisville police Detective Mark Handy entered his plea to first-degree perjury in Jefferson County on Tuesday. 

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Handy was accused of giving false testimony against Edwin Chandler, who spent nearly nine years in prison for a 1993 killing before he exonerated in 2012.

The Courier-Journal reports a special prosecutor recommended a five-year sentence that would be suspended for five years.

Handy is scheduled to be sentenced on July 28.

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