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Former Kentucky trooper indicted, accused of lying under oath about use of force

Thomas Czartorski is accused of giving a material false statement in a civil case deposition regarding use of force during an arrest in April 2020.

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.

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