Allen County Sheriff under investigation: City releases heavily redacted report

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — Days after our request for a police log on a disturbance Fort Wayne Police say involved Allen County Sheriff David Gladieux, the city’s law department is responding with a redacted version.

In 2014 the Indiana Public Access Counselor wrote the following:

“The APRA obligates law enforcement agencies to maintain a daily log which lists suspected crimes, accidents, or complaints. The record containing the information must be created not later than twenty-four hours after the incident has been reported to the agency, and the information must be made available for inspection and copying. Pursuant to Ind. Code § 5-14-3-5(c), the following information must be maintained in the daily log:

(1) The time, substance, and location of all complaints or requests for assistance received by the agency.

(2) The time and nature of the agency’s response to all complaints or requests for assistance.

(3) If the incident involves an alleged crime or infraction:

(A) the time, date, and location of occurrence;

(B) the name and age of any victim, unless the victim is a victim of a crime under IC 35-42-4;

(C) the factual circumstances surrounding the incident; and

(D) a general description of any injuries, property, or weapons involved.”

The report sent by the city was heavily redacted. The circumstances regarding the reported simple assault were marked out. The visible portion of the version of the report released by the city does not mention Sheriff Gladieux. The report does name the 15-year-old, saying he “fell backwards onto a PVC pipe and something else, leaving a red mark on his right flank area.”  We have independently decided to redact the teen’s name.

The report provided to Fort Wayne’s NBC News also lists the name of the responding officers.  It lists the offenses as simple assault, disorderly conduct and intoxicated person.

PREVIOUS REPORTING: A Madison County Prosecutor will now be overseeing the case regarding an alleged incident involving the Allen County Sheriff.

Fort Wayne’s NBC previously reported that Allen County’s highest law enforcement officer, Sheriff David Gladieux,  is being investigated by the Indiana State Police for his alleged involvement in a disturbance at the Three Rivers Festival Tuesday night.

Fort Wayne Police confirmed with Fort Wayne’s NBC they were called to a disturbance Tuesday night involving Allen County Sheriff David Gladieux. It was not immediately clear if the Sheriff was on duty at the time.

READ MORE: Allen County Sheriff under investigation for ‘disturbance’ at Three Rivers Festival

Fort Wayne Police said their investigators have forwarded the case to the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office for review.

On Friday, Prosecuting Attorney Karen Richards announced that they had filed a petition seeing a Special Prosecutor in the case.

The petition was approved, and Madison County Prosecutor Rodney Cummings accepted the appointment.

Richards said the investigation is currently pending, and all parties are “ethically unable to comment any further”.

Kayla Crandall contributed to this report.  

Tom Powell

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