Monday, August 23, 2010
Another IMPD Officer In Trouble
Another IMPD officer is under investigation after it was learned he wrecked his police cruiser and attempted to cover up the damage to his car by failing to report it and by having it repaired at a private garage instead of the city's maintenance garage. The department isn't naming the officer yet, but WRTV has identified him as Officer Matthew Elam. He has received at least twelve commendations in the past, including the Medal of Valor, but he reportedly was suspended from his job two years ago for 10 days for violating department policy. Elam has now been placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of the investigation according to WRTV. Elam works the downtown district and is a member of IMPD's SWAT team. Elam is a 17-year veteran of the department. The Marion County Prosecutor's Office is investigating Elam's actions.