Pioneer Village Officer Investigated for Sexual Misconduct

A Bullitt County law enforcement officer is being investigated for having sex with a woman after bringing her vodka, just hours after responding to the woman’s home during an arrest. an official emergency call due to his “extreme intoxication”. County sheriff’s office when the incident occurred, according to documents obtained by WLKY News through Kentucky’s Open Records Act. He resigned from that department on June 10, 2021, just two days after receiving a pre-termination letter. He now works at the Pioneer Village Police Department. Hall’s attorney, Thomas Clay, said his client could face criminal charges if a special prosecutor appointed to his case presents the Kentucky State Police investigation to a grand jury. discuss further due to ongoing investigation, I understand this is being done by KSP so we have to be very careful about what we say,” Clay said. The incident occurred on December 26, 2020, according to investigation records and the pre-termination letter. Hall and another deputy were called to a Shepherdsville home around 6:44 a.m. to check on a woman “in an extremely intoxicated state,” according to those documents. The woman was “so drunk that the emergency medical technicians feared for her health”, so they took her to a nearby hospital”, according to the documents. e of vodka, which the woman began to drink. They had sex soon after, according to the documents.In a letter Hall wrote to his superiors on Dec. 31, he denied visiting the woman’s home outside of official police business, although he claimed to have gone there to discuss the purchase of pet supplies.He also denied any allegations of wrongdoing in his initial conversation with KSP investigators, but months later he admitted to having sex with the woman when they told her they had DNA evidence collected during a sexual assault exam and asked her for a DNA sample, according to her pre-termination letter. A WLKY News reporter asked Hall’s attorney if the The documents described these events with precision. “I think it’s appropriate not to be judgmental,” Clay said. “At this point things are at a preliminary stage and until the investigation is complete and whatever happens as a result of charges or no charges, I think judgment should be suspended until then.” A special prosecutor has been appointed to the case and may present the findings of the investigation to a grand jury soon, Clay said. according to a pre-termination letter delivered to Hall on June 8, 2021. Two days later, Hall resigned. Later that month, he was hired by the Pioneer Village Police Department. A WLKY News reporter asked Pioneer Village Police Chief DJ Reynolds if he knew Hall was under investigation when he was hired. “Well, we knew a little, a little of the history, whatever,” Reynolds said. “It was OK, as far as we could hire him.” Reynolds declined to answer further questions, referring the reporter to Clay, Hall’s attorney. Hall also faces an investigation by the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council, according to a statement. from the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office. The board can decertify officers so they can no longer work in Kentucky law enforcement, under a state law passed last year.

A Bullitt County law enforcement officer is being investigated for having sex with a woman after bringing her vodka, just hours after responding to the woman’s home during an arrest. an official emergency call due to his “extreme intoxication”.

Brent Hall was a deputy in the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office when the incident happened, according to documents obtained by WLKY News through Kentucky’s Open Records Act.

He resigned from that department on June 10, 2021, just two days after receiving a pre-termination letter. He now works at the Pioneer Village Police Department.

Hall’s attorney, Thomas Clay, said his client could face criminal charges if a special prosecutor appointed to his case presents the Kentucky State Police investigation to a grand jury.

“I’m not free to discuss this further due to the ongoing investigation that I understand is being conducted by KSP, so we have to be very careful about what we say,” Clay said.

The incident happened on Dec. 26, 2020, according to investigation records and Hall’s pre-termination letter.

Hall and another deputy were called to a Shepherdsville home around 6:44 a.m. to check on a woman “in an extremely intoxicated state,” according to those documents.

The woman was “so drunk that the emergency medical technicians feared for her health” so they took her to a nearby hospital, according to the documents.

Hall visited her again that afternoon once she had been released, then returned that night, after her shift ended. He brought a bottle of vodka, which the woman began to drink. They had sex soon after, according to the documents.

In a letter Hall wrote to his superiors on December 31, he denied visiting the woman’s home outside of official police business, although he claimed he had been there to discuss the incident. buying pet supplies.

He also denied any allegations of wrongdoing in his initial conversation with KSP investigators, but months later admitted to having sex with the woman when they told him they had evidence. DNA collected during a sexual assault exam and asked him for a DNA sample, according to his pre-termination letter.

A WLKY News reporter asked Hall’s attorney if the documents accurately described those events.

“I think it’s appropriate not to be judgmental,” Clay said. “At this point things are at a preliminary stage and until the investigation is complete and whatever happens as a result of charges or no charges, I think judgment should be stayed until ‘at this moment.”

A special prosecutor has been appointed to the case and may present the findings of the investigation to a grand jury soon, Clay said.

Bullitt County Sheriff Walt Sholar declined a request for an interview.

In an internal investigation by the Sheriff’s Office, Hall violated several Sheriff’s Office policies, including truthfulness and sexual misconduct, according to a pre-termination letter delivered to Hall on June 8, 2021.

Two days later, Hall resigned.

Later that month, he was hired by the Pioneer Village Police Department.

A WLKY News reporter asked Pioneer Village Police Chief DJ Reynolds if he knew Hall was under investigation when he was hired.

“Well, we knew a little, a little of the history, whatever,” Reynolds said. “It was OK, as far as we could hire him.”

Reynolds declined to answer further questions, referring the reporter to Clay, Hall’s attorney.

Hall also faces an investigation by the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council, according to a statement from the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office.

The board can decertify officers so they can no longer work in Kentucky law enforcement, under a state law passed last year.