News Sections
Audio
Police Officer Wants His Named Cleared
Updated August 26, 2013 6:47 AM
 Print    Archive    RSS

(INDIANAPOLIS) - A Metro Police officer who was arrested and suspended more than five years ago has been cleared by a jury.

Now, Jason Barber wants to clear his name.

He went to jail for allegedly selling a handgun to a felon.

Barber says it has destroyed his marriage, taken a toll on his daughter, his family and affected his life in different ways.

In March 2008, Barber's confidential informant Corey Smith wore a hidden microphone while federal agents claimed he paid Barber for a handgun.

While awaiting trial, the confidential informant was found dead in his northwest Indianapolis apartment.

Foul play was not suspected, and sources had already told Eyewitness News Corey Smith recanted his story against Barber.

Now, five years after his initial arrest, a jury found Barber not guilty.

Barber is waiting to see what impact the verdict will have on the merit board, which will decide his future as a police officer.



« Previous Article
Next Article »

 Print    Archive    RSS

Have a question or comment about a news story? Send it to comments@wbiw.com

Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW
Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW


1340 AM WBIW, Bedford's Place To Talk. Serving Lawrence and surrounding counties since 1948!

© 2014 Ad-Venture Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.   WBIW.com and Listen Live Powered by HPC

Advertise  |  Careers  |  About  |  Feedback