Former Crime Stoppers detective resigns from LPD after DUI conviction

Lexington, Ky.–Lexington Police Detective Anthony Delimpo has resigned from the department after pleading guilty to operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, according to recently released LPD Public Integrity Unit records. Delimpo was well known for his role as the “Crime Stoppers detective,” where he would appear on local news segments looking for community tips to solve crimes.

Delimpo was arrested on August 23, 2022 around 4:10 p.m. He was off-duty and in his personal vehicle.

According to PIU records, Delimpo was found sitting stationary on the shoulder of I-64 in Fayette County. Sgt. Tim Graul made the arrest. LPD denied release of bodycam recordings of the arrest, saying bodycam footage of DUI arrests “must be treated as ‘confidential records’ and that unauthorized release of such records is punishable as official misconduct.”

Delimpo pled guilty on September 29, 2022, and a formal complaint was lodged against him in November. Delimpo resigned effective December 26. Delimpo had been listed as working in the “Chief’s Office” in FY2022 payroll records.

Anthony Delimpo (Fayette County Detention Center)