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Allen Co. Sheriff maintains innocence in investigation, releases statement

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — While Allen County Sheriff David Gladieux is maintaining his innocence, he is taking responsibility for his unprofessional conduct.

Sheriff Gladieux’s lawyer says they entered a pretrial diversion agreement with Special Prosecuting Attorney Rodney Cummings. This comes as Cummings filed a misdemeanor battery charge against Gladieux.

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The lawyer states the agreement does not include, nor does it require an admission of guilt. While Gladieux takes responsibility for his unprofessional conduct, he adamantly denies committing the battery.

As a part of the agreement, Gladieux will pay a $334 fee and make a public apology. He will also complete an alcohol treatment program and anger management program. He will be under the supervision of the prosecutor’s deferral program for a year.

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Once the requirements are met within the next year, the charge will be dismissed.

Gladieux released an apology statement, which can be read in its entirety below:

Jazlynn Bebout contributed to this report. 

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