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 Kester 'gravely disappointed' by police actions

BY CARRIE DILLARDcdillard@paducahsun.com

Wendy Kester of Paducah said she and her husband, Kliff, are still in shock after being held at gunpoint, handcuffed and detained briefly by Paduch police on Tuesday. But she wants to share their story "so it never happens to anyone else."

Paducah police officers stopped a black Dodge truck in the 100 block of Lone Oak Road which reportedly had a stolen dealer's license plate. Following policy for a felony traffic stop, Police Chief Brandon Barnhill said officers had weapons drawn and pointed at any potential threat, and gave loud verbal directions to gain control of the incident.

Kester released a statement Friday afternoon, stating she is still "gravely disappointed" in the actions of Paducah police officers despite having reviewed the video and talking with Barnhill on Thursday.

Kester said her husband is a manager at Linwood Motors and drives a company vehicle with a dealer plate each day.

While a licene plate bearing the same numbers was reported stolen back in 2011, she said, their plate had a valid 2014 tag.

Attempts to contact Barnhill for comment late Friday were unsuccessful.

Kester's full statement can be found on page 2A.

Contact Carrie Dillard, a Paducah Sun staff writer, at 270-575-8657.

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