Thomas Czartorski

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Service Record

Kentucky State Police

Rank Trooper
Salary $39,418 (2020)[1]
Last Known Status Resigned

Incident Reports

2020 Arrest of Alex Hornback

Response Timeline

On October 16, 2020, Hornback and his parents sued the officers, alleging violations of their rights under the First, Fourth, and Fourteenth Amendements.[2][3]

On February 2, 2021, Czartorski resigned in lieu of termination.[2]

On July 8, 2021, Czartorski was charged with felony first-degree perjury and faces from one to five years in prison.[4][3]

Czartorski pleaded not guilty.[3]

In August 2022, a judge declared the officers' statements to be "untrustworthy" and "proven to be inaccurate".[3]

On January 23, 2023, the Kentucky State Police agreed to pay $130K and Czartorski agreed to pay $5,000 to settle the lawsuit.[3]

In June 2023, Czartorski pleaded guilty to perjury and was sentenced to three years diversion, which is similar to probation. At the end of that time, the incident could be erased from his record.[5]

2020 Use of Force

In September 2020, Czartorski kicked a suspect who was on the ground and under control of other officers.[4]

2020 Use of Force

In October 2020, Trooper James Wright pulled a man from a car after a traffic stop. Czartorski struck the man eight times with his flashlight.[4]

Response Timeline

Investigators noted that one of the strikes occurred as the man was attempting to comply with the officers' orders. Investigators found Czartorski to be in violation of policies regarding conduct unbecoming and excessive use of force.[4]

Czartorski was suspended.[4]

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