KINGSPORT — A Kingsport Police Department officer who resigned before pleading no contest to forgery and criminal impersonation in September has been granted judicial diversion for his crimes.
Bryan D. Carter, 35, pleaded no contest to forgery, a Class E felony, and criminal impersonation, a Class B misdemeanor, on Sept. 7 before Sullivan County Circuit Judge Jerry Beck. On Thursday, Beck granted judicial diversion for Carter, which will allow him to apply to have the charges expunged after spending a year on supervised probation.
As part of his sentence, Carter was required to surrender his law enforcement certificate, which means he would have to go back to school to obtain another before seeking employment with another law enforcement agency. He is also required to complete 10 hours of community service per month.