Former City of Henderson Police Officer Charged After Firing His Gun

28-Year-Old Cody Griffith, a former police officer was arrested and charged with two felonies after court records say he fired his gun near a group of people.

Posted: Sep 4, 2020 5:28 PM
Updated: Sep 4, 2020 6:11 PM

44News was the first to break this story, Kentucky State Police and Henderson County Sheriff’s Department served a warrant on a former City of Henderson police officer.

According to court documents former police officer 28-year-old Cody Griffith fired his gun in March, while he was a sworn officer, but off duty.

Court records say Griffith shot numerous rounds near a group of people at his residence located at 124 Riverview Drive within Henderson city limits.

The criminal citation says Griffith was intentionally trying to get people to leave his property when he fired a number of rounds to scare them.

Investigators arrested and charged Griffith on September 1, with two counts of felony Wanton Endangerment first degree.

Griffiths fiance Alli Weatherholt told 44News the former officer shot his firearm into the ground, to get a disrupitive "friend" to leave.

Weatherholt told 44News that friend had her locked in her own kitchen and that Griffith was trying to help her (Weatherholt) the night of the alleged crime. 

It's unclear if the gun used in the alleged crime was Griffiths department issued firearm. 

Henderson City officials say that Griffith resigned from the police department in May after the alleged crime.

Griffith was hired as an officer in 2014 by the Henderson Police Department.

44News requested Cody Griffiths personnel file from the City of Henderson, according to the Henderson City Attorney Dawn Kelsey the employee file can't be released for up to three weeks from September 3. 

44News reached out to the Henderson Police Department for comment on this matter, they declined. 

Griffith is set to be in a Henderson County Courtroom later this month.

Griffith posted a $5,000 full cash bond. 

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