Sunday, February 21, 2010
Mayor Greg Ballard is shaking up the leadership of IMPD that he appointed after assuming control of IMPD in 2008 from Sheriff Frank Anderson. WTHR is reporting that Chief Michael Spears is out as chief and will be replaced by Maj. Paul Ciesielski. Despite a promise to clean up the department, IMPD has been plagued by internal scandals during the Ballard administration. More recently, a high-ranking officer, Lincoln Plowman, also a member of the City-County Council, was suspended by the department after he refused to answer questions posed to him by FBI agents.