|Officer Nik Layton (left) with his daughter and wife, Ashley, during a tribute to fallen Officer Rod Bradway in 2013 (Star Photo)|
Officer Nikolas Layton, a 10-year veteran of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and son of Marion Co. Sheriff John Layton (D), has been arrested by his own police department on preliminary charges of dealing and possessing cocaine. Layton was arrested, along with Christopher Reed,33, and Victoria Purdy, 41. As a full-time police officer, Layton has been assigned to the hit-and-run investigation unit.
"This is obviously a heart breaking moment as a parent, especially as a parent who is also the Sheriff, and even more as the father of a police officer," said Sheriff Layton. "I have never tolerated this kind of alleged behavior in law enforcement. I have full faith in the criminal justice system, and I feel certain that justice will be done."
Indiana really is a banana republic. Layton must not have been sharing his drug proceeds with the right people. By the way, IMPD still takes the position it can't produce to Advance Indiana disciplinary records for its officers during a 2-year period because it just doesn't compile that sort of information. If IMPD Chief Troy Riggs isn's just a bag of wind, he will order Ted Nolting to turn over those documents to Advance Indiana post haste. Yeah, I'm talking to you, Ted. Isn't it time to come clean on the compilation of disciplinary records?