State police investigate allegations against Columbus officers

Indiana State Police are investigating the Columbus Police Department, after two officers were accused of claiming they were at work for the city, while actually working a second job.

Lt Matt Harris explains:

Harris said that the accusations were made in September. An internal investigation was started then and the situation was referred to troopers in November. It will be up to the state police to determine if any laws or internal policies were violated by the officers, Harris says.

31-year-veteran Ron May agreed to retire and Dan Meister, at the time a lieutenant with 22 years at the department, has been demoted to the rank of patrolman. He has been assigned to non law-enforcement activities while the investigation continues.

Harris said he had no information on when the Indiana State Police investigation might wrap up.