The Louisville Metro Police officer who marched in uniform in front of EMW Women's Clinic wearing a sign that said "Pray to end abortion" told investigators he was praying, not protesting.
"I was not there engaging in politics. Strictly there practising my religious beliefs, taking part in prayer," Officer Matthew Schrenger told a Professional Standards Unit investigator in March.
He said he didn't anticipate there being an issue driving his squad car to the clinic, a regular protest site, because it is a "symbol of safety."
The case against him was dismissed by the chief of police and he has returned to work. The reason for her decision was because other police officers who had protested in the past whilst wearing their uniform had got away with it.