Horse Cave City Attorney gives information, says police department is under investigation

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HORSE CAVE, Ky. (WBKO) -- Several people in Hart County are asking questions, after the FBI began an investigation at the Horse Cave Police Department. On Tuesday, city officials say they don't know much information.

"I know that they're (Horse Cave Police Department) under investigation. I know that the FBI and state police executed search warrants yesterday, and that's about all I know," says City Attorney Patrick Ross.

According to Ross, he found out about the investigation on Monday.

"The mayor told me," he explains.

Ross says the FBI is not releasing much information.

"I don't know the scope or focus of the investigation," he says.

He goes on to say, "I am not aware of any arrests, I'm only aware of investigations."

As far as the status of the Horse Cave Police Department, Ross says, "It's my understanding that they're not functioning."

Like many in the town, he says he's hoping to get answers.

"The city will cooperate fully with any investigation. We want it over as quickly as possible and as fairly as possible."

Ross says he's unsure when those answers will come.

"The timeline is like other investigations, it's not going to be over very soon is what I've been led to believe," he adds.

Ross says other law enforcement agencies have agreed to step in during this time.

"People shouldn't worry about police protection. It'll be there," he says.

According to the Hart County Sheriff Boston Hensley, the Hart County Sheriff's Office and Kentucky State Police have agreed to provide police coverage on an as-needed basis in Horse Cave.

We'll continue to provide more information as it becomes available.

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