Prosecutor: Anderson Police Chief Should Be Demoted

(ANDERSON) – A confrontation with state police is why the Anderson police chief should be demoted, says the Madison County prosecutor.

Tony Watters

Police Chief Tony Watters is accused of confronting state troopers as they arrested his son last month.

Prosecutor Rodney Cummings says Indiana State Police told him Watters got into the troopers’ personal space and put his finger in their faces during the arrest.

Cummings tells The Herald Bulletin newspaper that Watters’ behavior was “unacceptable” for a police chief.

Watters says he has cooperated fully with the State Police investigation.

His son, an Anderson police officer, was arrested June 7 on charges he attacked his girlfriend.

Anderson Mayor Thomas Broderick says he’s received no information about Chief Watters from ISP and won’t pre-judge him.