|Agency||Kentucky State Police|
|Last Known Status||Resigned|
2020 Arrest of Alex Hornback
On October 16, 2020, Hornback and his parents sued the officers, alleging violations of their rights under the First, Fourth, and Fourteenth Amendements.
On February 2, 2021, Czartorski resigned in lieu of termination.
On July 8, 2021, Czartorski was charged with felony first-degree perjury and faces from one to five years in prison.
Czartorski pleaded not guilty.
In August 2022, a judge declared the officers' statements to be "untrustworthy" and "proven to be inaccurate".
On January 23, 2023, the Kentucky State Police agreed to pay $130K and Czartorski agreed to pay $5,000 to settle the lawsuit.
2020 Use of Force
In September 2020, Czartorski kicked a suspect who was on the ground and under control of other officers.
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.
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.
Czartorski was suspended.
- ↑ Thomas Czartorski S, Police Trooper -Ch, Kentucky State Police, govSalaries
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 R.G. Dunlop, False testimony didn’t end these Kentucky state troopers’ careers, Louisville Public Media, 2022-02-28
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 R.G. Dunlop, Kentucky State Police pay $130K settlement in 2020 excessive force lawsuit, WKMS, 2023-02-28
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Jacob Ryan, This Former Ky. Trooper Denied Using Force Under Oath. The Video Says He Did, Louisville Public Media, 2021-07-09
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