ISP investigating two CPD officers for working secondary jobs during police shifts

Indiana State Police are investigating two Columbus Police officers who had been accused of working secondary jobs during hours that they were working as law enforcement officers.

An internal Columbus Police Department investigation began in September after a report was made to the police department, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.

On Nov. 29, as a result of the internal investigation, Lt. Dan Meister, a 22-year veteran of the department, took a position of patrol officer, Harris said. He no longer has supervisory responsibilities with the department, according to Harris.

Columbus Police Officer Ron May, a 31-year veteran of the department, on Nov. 29 announced his intention to retire effective in May, Harris said.

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