|Agency||Lexington Kentucky Police Department|
|Last Known Status||Suspended|
2022 Policy Violations
Blankenship would seize drugs and personal items during traffic stops and other investigations, but failed to log the items or enter them into evidence.
On May 5, 2022, Blankenship brought his department vehicle to the repair yard for maintenance. The evidence was discovered in the trunk of the vehicle.
A drug test given to Blankenship was negative.
The department opened an investigation and reviewed Blankenship's body-worn camera video from January 1 to May 2022. Police found other violations of orders and procedures.
On September 8, 2022, Blankenship was suspended for three months.
- Kyle Blankenship, Police Officer, City of Lexington, govSalaries
- Beth Musgrave, Lexington police officer suspended for three months after drugs found in trunk of cruiser, Lexington Herald-Leader, 2022-09-20