LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A former Kentucky State Trooper indicted on a charge of perjury appeared in court Monday, November 15.
The Commonwealth Attorney’s Office said ex-trooper Thomas Czartorski made a material false statement in January 2021 during his testimony under oath. Czartorski made the statement in a civil case deposition regarding his use of force during an arrest on April 9, 2020.
He was indicted on first-degree perjury charges.
If convicted, Czartorski could faces a maximum of 5 years in prison.
The attorney for the suspect in the case released video from the man's home surveillance that appears to show the Czartorski using force.