(COLUMBUS) – Indiana State Police detectives are investigating two Columbus Police officers who were accused of working secondary jobs during hours that they were to be on duty at the Columbus Police Department.
An internal investigation began in September and referred to ISP detectives in December. They will determine if any laws or police policies were violated by the officers.
According to Columbus Police Lt. Matt Harris, 31-year-veteran Ron May on Nov. 29 announced his intention to retire effective in May. Due to accumulated vacation and severance, May has not been working in law enforcement for the department announcing his retirement.
Dan Meister, who was a lieutenant with 22 years of service was demoted to the rank of patrolman. He has been assigned to non-law enforcement activities while the investigation continues.
Lt. Harris says the investigation continues but says state law prohibits officials to reveal the results of its internal investigation.