Former LMPD Officer, Brad Lee Schuhmann Sentenced For Civil Rights’ Violation – Explorer Program
LOUISVILLE, KY (STL.News) United States District Judge Rebecca Grady Jennings sentenced Brad Lee Schuhmann today to two years’ probation, six months home detention, sex offender registration, and a $2000 fine announced Acting United States Attorney Michael A. Bennett. Schuhmann, 32, originally of Louisville, Kentucky, previously pled guilty before Judge Jennings for deprivation of rights under the color of law. Under the terms of his Plea Agreement, Schuhmann will register as a sex offender.
“This sentencing concludes the third federal prosecution in connection with the LMPD Explorer Program,” stated Acting U.S. Attorney Bennett. “I commend AUSA Lawless and the men and women of the Louisville FBI and LMPD who conducted the investigations into criminal conduct associated with the program.”
According to the Plea Agreement, from May 2002 until April 2009, Schuhmann participated in the Louisville Metro Police Department Explorer Program as an Explorer. In April 2009, he applied for an LMPD sworn officer position. Several people associated with the Explorer Program, including the director of the program and other advisors, wrote letters of recommendation for Schuhmann. LMPD hired Schuhmann as a police officer.