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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Workers from a road crew say an off-duty Kentucky State Police trooper punched one of them and put them in danger on the job late Sunday night.
The workers say Trooper Anthony Harrison drove too fast toward their work zone near Fort Knox about 11:30 p.m. Sunday, adding that he stopped his personal car abruptly, confronted the workers and started arguing.
They also said Harrison lunged for one of their phones and punched one of them. Four of the workers then allegedly pinned him on the pavement until police arrived.
“Me pulling the phone and filming him, that just sent him over the top,” said Joey Gaddis, who shot the video. “He lunged at me for the phone. I felt like he was trying to grab at my neck.”
Two of the workers said Harrison was angry about not seeing the crew and their equipment in a closed-off and marked traffic lane.
“He got more belligerent and was saying that we weren’t doing things properly and that we needed a slow sign, and we pointed at it,” Gaddis said.
KSP said they’ve started an internal affairs investigation and that what’s on the video does not reflect the image the department strives for with the public.