BICKNELL, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — A Bicknell police officer was officially terminated Wednesday—more than a year after he was accused of sharing confidential information that potentially put several undercover officers at risk.
Kevin Carroll was able to avoid a jail sentence earlier this week when he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of criminal recklessness. A felony charge of official misconduct was not pursued under the plea agreement.
According to Bicknell Mayor Thomas Estabrook, the Board of Public Works voted unanimously to terminate Carroll.
Estabrook noted that under Indiana law, Carroll has the right to a hearing to appeal the decision.
Carroll had been on unpaid administrative leave since his arrest in April of last year.