LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Two former Louisville Metro Police (LMPD) officers on Tuesday pled guilty to federal charges connected to throwing drinks at residents while on duty in Louisville in 2018.


What You Need To Know

  • Two former LMPD officers who threw drinks at Louisville residents pled guilty to federal charges

  • Bryan Wilson, 36, and Curt Flynn, 40, "assaulted and attempted to assault" Louisville residents by throwing large drinks at them from unmarked police cruisers between Aug. 2018 and Sept. 2019

  • On several occasions, individuals were hit and at least one was knocked to the ground from the impact

  • Wilson and Flynn are set for sentencing on Sept. 30, 2022

Bryan Wilson, 36, and Curt Flynn, 40, both pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to violate civil rights in violation of Title 18 of USC Section 241, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Wilson also pled guilty in a separate case to one count of conspiracy to commit cyberstalking.

From Aug. 2018 through Sept. 2019, court documents show, Wilson and Flynn "assaulted and attempted to assault" Louisville residents by throwing large drinks at them from unmarked police cruisers. The former officers, dressed in clothing clearly identifying them as LMPD employees, would use the police radio to say, "someone was thirsty" or "thirsty fam?" before throwing the drinks at their targets.

The former detectives of LMPD's Ninth Mobile Division would then accelerate and flee the scene.

On several occasions, individuals were hit and at least one was knocked to the ground from the impact, according to court documents. Wilson and Flynn often recorded the actions on their cellphones, later playing them for other members of their unit.

Wilson's separate charge of cyberstalking conspiracy stems from incidents in late 2020 where he stole compromising digital photos and videos from several women, later threatening to publish the stolen materials unless the women sent him more compromising photos. Investigators found least six women were harassed by Wilson in that manner.

Wilson and Flynn are set for sentencing on Sept. 30, 2022. Wilson faces a maximum of 15 years in prison, and Flynn faces up to 10 years.