Later, a source says the driver of the white BMW makes a report to a police officer in the downtown district that he observed a person driving erratically and disregarding traffic lights in his IMPD squad car. When the police officer arrived for roll call at the downtown district, a police sergeant and lieutenant failed to perform a BAC test on the police officer pursuant to a recently-enacted IMPD policy. A police commander and another high-ranking police officer pay a visit to the home of the officer in question later that night and test him. The officer tests 0.04 on a portable breathalyzer. The officer blames cough syrup he had taken all day because he was sick with a cold for the presence of alcohol.
When the top brass at IMPD was notified of the officer's alcohol test result, an order came down to suspend the police officer on the spot--at least when the top brass thought the identity of the officer was the one falsely identified in the first report made by the officer in question. Upon learning the true identity of the officer, a person of a different race, the top brass reversed the suspension order.
Some officers are not too happy about the outcome of this case. An attempt to retrieve the incident report by CAD number was met with a response that the record did not exist. Yet the person who responded to the request knew of the incident of December 20, 2014. As she explained, it was not entered into the system. A case of vanishing records?