Pablo Cano

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Service Record

Louisville Kentucky Metro Police Department

Rank Officer
Dates of Service February 9, 2015 - September 30, 2017.[1]
Salary $43,534 (2016)[2]
Last Known Status Resigned[3]

Incident Reports

2015-2017 Sexual Assaults

Beginning in 2017, women reported that Cano had sexually assaulted them while he was on duty. One woman reported being sexually assaulted after Cano pulled her over; this incident was captured on body-worn camera. In several cases, Cano met the women for coffee and then followed them home. At least 10 women eventually came forward.[4]

Response Timeline

Cano was placed on paid administrative leave.[5]

In June 2017, one victim sued Cano and the department, accusing Cano of rape and sexual abuse.[6]

In September 2017, another victim filed a lawsuit.[6]

In September 2017, Cano resigned.[3]

During the investigation, child pornography was found on Cano's phone.[4]

In October 2019, Cano was charged with misdemeanor sexual misconduct. The prosecutor claimed that there was not enough proof of "forcible compulsion" to charge Cano with rape.[3]

On October 7, 2019, Cano pleaded guilty to felony possession of child pornography and five counts of misdemeanor sexual misconduct. Cano was sentenced to five years in prison.[3]

On October 7, 2019, Cano was incarcerated.[1]

On February 5, 2020, the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council revoked Cano's certification due to his felony plea. We thank the council for providing us with their documentation.[1]

Several women filed a civil lawsuit against Cano.[4]

In September 2022, Cano was released from prison after serving about three years.[4]

In June 2023, the city agreed to pay five of the victims a total of $275,000.[4]

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