Police Department

Prosecutor says IMPD officer went beyond parental rights spanking child

2019-08-14T14:31:54+00:00May 3rd, 2019|Child abuse, High-profile cases, Police Department, WTHR|

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - An Indianapolis police officer is accused of going too far and crossing the line that separates parental discipline from the crime of felony battery. IMPD placed officer Derek Ethridge on administrative leave. The 29-year-old is charged in Hancock County with battery resulting in bodily injury to a person less than 14 years

IMPD officer facing felony charges in Hancock County

2019-08-14T14:25:02+00:00May 3rd, 2019|Child abuse, High-profile cases, Police Department, WTHR|

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — An IMPD officer is in serious trouble with the law. The Hancock County Prosecutor filed charges against Derek Ethridge. Ethridge is facing felony battery charges for an incident May 1. He's accused of battery resulting in bodily injury on a person under the age of 14. Hancock County court records show the

Hancock County dispatch center earns certificate for endangered child training

2019-08-14T14:37:23+00:00April 16th, 2019|Child abuse prevention, Fox 59, Police Department, Prosecutor's office, WXIN|

HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind.– Dispatchers at Hancock County’s 911 call center never know who will be on the other end of the line or what danger they may find themselves in when a call comes in to their system. That dilemma may be even more difficult to navigate when a child is involved, as a youngster

Law enforcement, prosecutor kick off National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

2019-08-14T14:38:56+00:00April 8th, 2019|Fox 59, Police Department, Prosecutor's office, Victims of Crime, WXIN|

GREENFIELD, Ind. – Leaders in criminal justice have kicked off a week dedicated to victimization and the effects crimes have on people, their families, and the communities. National Crime Victims' Rights Week, which takes place each April, runs this year from April 7 to April 13. On Monday, Greenfield Mayor Chuck Fewell proclaimed

ISP crime labs continue facing backlog due to increase in drug cases

2019-08-12T21:14:43+00:00April 5th, 2019|CBS 4, Police Department, Prosecutor's office|

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indiana State Police crime labs are getting more cases than scientists can handle and its creating a backlog. When a police agency confiscates drugs, they are sent to one of the state’s four labs. Then, scientists test the chemical compounds to determine what the drug is specifically. Most of the cases submitted

Thousands of cases not completed at Indiana State Police crime labs

2019-08-14T14:40:27+00:00April 5th, 2019|Drug Abuse, Fox 59, Police Department, Prosecutor's office, WXIN|

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indiana State Police crime labs are getting more cases than scientists can handle and its creating a backlog. When a police agency confiscates drugs, they are sent to one of the state’s four labs. Then, scientists test the chemical compounds to determine what the drug is specifically. Most of the

STARTLING NUMBERS: Stats underscore seriousness of jail, staffing debates

2019-08-16T19:22:26+00:00February 27th, 2019|Daily Reporter, Police Department, Prosecutor's office|

GREENFIELD — When Hancock County Prosecutor Brent Eaton recently went before the county council with a plea to hire a new deputy prosecutor, he had math on his side. The caseload in his office, he said, is up 26 percent since 2010. The number of lower-level felony cases his office handles is up 400 percent