Former Hillview, Kentucky Police Chief Sentenced to Serve 24 Months’ Probation and Fined $5,000 for Making a False Statement to Federal Agents
LOUISVILLE, KY—Former Hillview, Kentucky Police Chief Glenn A. Caple was sentenced today in U.S. District Court, by Senior District Judge Charles R. Simpson III, to 24 months’ probation and ordered to pay a $5000.00 fine for making a false statement to federal agents when questioned about his knowledge and involvement in moving evidence found on an elected official’s property on January 4, 2012, announced U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.
Caple was unanimously convicted by a jury that deliberated just over one hour before reaching a guilty verdict on February 13, 2015. During the four-day trial, the United States successfully proved that Caple lied to federal agents on April 26, 2012, when he was questioned by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) about his involvement in directing subordinate Hillview Police officers to move evidence. The evidence was a mobile meth lab inside a backpack. Caple ordered the backpack moved from its original location at the residence of the Hillview mayor, but in an interview with FBI agents, he denied that the suspected backpack had been found by Hillview police on the mayor’s property and that he had asked a Hillview officer to move it off of the property.
Hillview, Kentucky is a city of approximately 9,400 residents located in Bullitt County, Kentucky near Jefferson County. Hillview police officers testified under oath that a mobile meth lab in a black backpack was found in a tire next to a garage on the mayor’s property. They further testified that Chief Caple asked a Hillview police officer to move the backpack to a location believed to be off of the mayor’s property and failed to report the incident, in order to protect the mayor from bad publicity.
This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Thomas Dyke and Marisa Ford and was investigated by the Louisville field office of the FBI.