Thursday, May 22, 2014
No Jail Time For Dirty Cop
IMPD Officer Cory Owensby pleaded guilty today to false reporting and official misconduct, but he won't be serving any time in prison. The son of FOP President Bill Owensby received a one-year sentence with all but two days of his sentence suspended. He had originally been charged by the Marion Co. Prosecutor's Office with five felony counts of official misconduct, three misdemeanor charges for false informing and five counts of criminal conversion related to the mishandling of evidence.
Court documents alleged that Owensby provided false information about persons involved in five separate investigations, which resulted in harm to an "innocent person." Evidence missing from court cases in which he was involved included marijuana, controlled substances, a steel axe, a marijuana pipe and rolling papers. Owensby has been suspended without pay since his indictment. IMPD Chief Rick Hite says that he will recommend to the merit board that Officer Owensby be terminated.