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Officer Suspect in drive by shooting

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http://www2.indystar.com/articles/1/255450-1851-127.html

Gary, IN

A city police officer named as a suspect in a drive-by shooting in a nearby town has been suspended and turned in his gun, badge and radio.

Detective Cpl. Steven Andrus, a six-year veteran of the Gary Police Department, will remain on paid suspension for the duration of the investigation, said Cmdr. Samuel Roberts.

Andrus and at least three other Gary officers, as well as a fourth who recently got another job, are suspects in the March 18 drive-by at a house in Portage.

Portage investigators recovered numerous spent shells, which were compared to weapons owned by the Gary officers. The results linked Andrus' duty weapon to some of the casings, police said.

The allegations are the latest trouble for the department following the retirement of former Chief Thomas Houston. He and two aides had been accused of beating, harming and illegally holding people they suspected of breaking into Houston's house.
Wow...What is going on in Gary...
 

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Good question, but it explains why many in Gary do not trust the police.
 

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kadetklapp said:
Gary's mayor is about as corrupt as they get. Thus, most of his police department is as well.

Reminds me of the Rizzo days in Philadelphia...oh, wait, they still have Rizzo's in office....
lol. But back in the 70's and 80's they also had a mob problem, which Frank was into while mayor. There were a lot of bad cops back then, dealing drugs, killings, you name it they did it.
 
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